Thursday, August 17, 2017

I WOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE GOING THERE!

Chances are I'd be a victim! 100's of Hit and Runs.  Holey Moley!

copied report.

http://crime.denverpost.com/crime/traffic-accident-hit-and-run/recent/
    Crime Type Map Neighborhood
Recent Hit And Run in Denver
Next update Monday August 21st, Last Updated Thursday August 17th Every reported incident of Hit And Runs that has been happened in Denver in the previous 12 months.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The world has enough for everyone's need but not enough for everyone's greed   GANDHI

Believe This

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime  -  BALZAC
The worst feeling isn't being lonely. 

It is being forgotten ROUSSEAU



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nothing to Play Around With

Yet it proliferates our planet


Lazy Animal!

The Cat's Pad

 Fluffer, one fine feline

Weird Face - Jeff Bezos



Looks like Amazon co. is at it again.  Now they are taking on Whole Foods markets.  Click the file below and tell me this guy doesn't look weird!  Two in one?

(copy and paste)
 https://desultoryheroics.com/2017/06/22/godzilla-amazon-the-amount-of-power-in-jeff-bezos-hands-should-frighten-all-americans/

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Honor Our Dead

Copy and paste.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjM6zjwi4R0

Beautiful music and reflective scenes of our Civil War

Saturday, May 27, 2017

"And Now We Know"


What's Really Going on in Oregon! Taking Back the Narrative ! KrisAnne Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T424sWq1SkE

impressive speaker. knows law.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

We the Polluters

Let us NEVER forget all our actions bring reactions.




Our home is in critical danger ...we each are contributing to it's demise.

What have we went out and bought today?  Next question: Was it necessary?

The bird 'remains' pictured above is one of our sins! I too am so guilty.  Changing my ways and

habits has greatly awakened me to what we are doing to our only home.

A very sad state of affairs we have created.

Every( !) time we buy, we also accumulate more plastic.  The bird was filled with plastic. It is only

one of millions creatures being effected by our ignorance and stupidity.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Opportunities Often are Missed and Passed By

Pondering between my physical pains and sorrow about my lost and wasted time, I wandered about from spot to spot, subject to subject most of this morning, finishing up with an article about one of the Beatles, George Harrison.   He died of cancer, throat cancer.  I didn't know this.
I liked some of the Beatles' music but never would be considered a follower of the group.  Probably I was still entrenched listening to country music.

Oh, I forgot; there was Elvis! He had hit the music scene by then, after exposure on the " Ed Sullivan Show".  Young, lively and impressionable, many of us were enchanted with the hip-jerking-Elvis; a far cry from that which we'd been used to hearing on the radio.  "Right on!" his followers said
 Next came the Beatles onto the music scene, with their bowl cuts.  'Weird looking hairstyle', I thought. Without understanding words in music,  I missed much.  For instance, the words below written by George Harrison  are ones I wish I'd heard back then in the Beatles hay-day.  They aren't uttered on the music Charts today, I don't think.  Too bad.  Maybe the words and music today are greatly adding to mankind's turmoil?


"Everything else can wait," , "but the search for God cannot wait."  George Harrison often said

George Harrison lyrics
"Within You Without You"

We were talking about the space between us all
And the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth, then it's far too late, when they pass away
We were talking about the love we all could share
When we find it, to try our best to hold it there with our love
With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

Try to realize it's all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you

We were talking about the love that's gone so cold
And the people who gain the world and lose their soul
They don't know, they can't see, are you one of them?

When you've seen beyond yourself then you may find
Peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Forever?

It is a marvel that it all continues   ...but it does.  Have you ever questioned why?  Earth is truly a warring planet

WWI total number of deaths includes about 11 million military personnel and about 7 million civilians.
 
File:British wounded Bernafay Wood 19 July 1916.jpg
wounded walking WWI  1916  (copied from wikipedia)
          My
 Our disabled dreams, yet we continue to hang on to our dreams.  Why?  Hope springs eternal, that's why.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

As I Wander, I Rediscover,

ponder and learn.

You may never have heard of Edgar Cayce.  Many haven't.  Cayce was called the Sleeping Prophet.  As he would sleep, he was able to 'access' information that helped people who came to him for advice for their issues/problems.

Cayce died in 1945
To be able to remember the sunset, to be able to remember a beautiful conversation, a beautiful deed done where hope and faith were created, to remember the smile of a babe, the blush of a rose, the harmony of a song – a bird's call; these are creative. For if they are a part of thyself, they bring you closer and closer to God. 
-- Edgar Cayce reading 1431-1

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Effect of Cell Phones on Society

...and  other 'points' pointed out to me today

"I’ve often thought that our motto, “In God We Trust,” should be changed to “What’s In It For Me?”  It will, in fact, take something like an act of God to get Americans to stop using cell phones in public, because annoying the people around you is not something we worry about (there is no society, after all, in our world view–just individual “atoms”).
Morris Berman - cultural historian, writer, teacher and more
www.morrisberman.blogspot.com 
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Having wandered this morning I came upon the name, Morris Berman, then proceeded from there.  So glad I did.  You too may find Mr. Berman a noteworthy writer.  He has written at least 12 'should-read' books.; Should be read by every citizen everywhere. We all need to learn the facts of life; not continue dilly-dallying around with our toys and fictionalized lives.
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Mercy! Amazon is taking over the market, the market of everything, apparently.  I sometimes wonder: must I sell the shirt off my back and save for a transaction with Amazon?  Ah, the business certainly was aptly named!
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I usually first check for books at the local library.  Too often, ones I'm very interested in are not available.  I find that fiction has a terribly big draw there.  This only makes me realize how people are so mesmerized with shallowness - an easier road to travel life.  One library assistant is in charge of ordering non-fictional books.  How does this woman's mind travel, I wonder.  Books ordered on 'her opinion'.  Another girl does all the ordering of fiction.  My word, you just refuse to believe what the juvenile shelves offer.  Of course, this ordering is based on that which the locals are interested in OR the assistant's views.  So, in the end, I either can't find a book or forced to steer over to that Amazon place.  
Have you ever wondered why books are so expensive today?  Can we blame this on "Inflation"? Hm Pah!
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Hope you have as happy a day as mine.  I'm just pondering about and happy as a clam with all the spring greenery and sunshine.  Why this gusty wind though?
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I explored the annual "Friends of the Library" book sale last weekend.  Missed going the first day and was informed by someone that the stock was down by 50%!  I'm dubious about this, for there are  rows of tables covered in orderly parades of books, many shining covers looking untouched.  All is donated freely; how in the world can anyone buy a book for a truly high cost, read it once and dispose of it - and this definitely is happening, more so every day.  Just think of the $thousands$ invested for a momentary diversion.  If you are a book buyer such as I, you can see this. I actually feel guilt buying a book for almost nothing, especially a learning-tool.
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I bought 6.  Now where to find a spot to place them? I'll have to live to be 150 to read my libraries. Yes, with an 'S'.
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Cheers!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tragedy That Continues Up To This Moment

Do a  search for the 'Danns' and read of their dilemma and ordeals.  So tragic the way American Indians have been treated, continue being abused and will always be ...until we each speak out against injustice towards our brothers and sisters of the only home we all have today.

Dann sisters



The State of Humanity - A Quote Worthy of Pondering






Covered Bridge in Town

This is before the city's PROGRESS plans.  It used to be a momentary pleasure to drive across the bridge, especially when as a young innocent child.  Then in time that was stopped; they have these gaudy, painted yellow steel blockades at each end with  big STOP! signs, as if those metal barricades isn't enough to deter one to brake quickly.


What that wooden frame was for I don't know.  It's not there now.  Neither is that view of rushing ripples you see.

Progress - I miss the yesterdays.  I despair with the rush of progress. 


Good Morning, Ready for That Soda?




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A broken heart mends if the proper attention is delivered by the self to the self." Veronica

Quote of the Day - Truth Be Told

 "Nothing is more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."
Winston Churchill

The Power of the Dog


The Power of the Dog

by Rudyard Kipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?

Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie–

Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.

Then you will find–its your own affair
But–you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.
When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)

When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone–wherever it goes–for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.

Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ‘em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long–

So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
                                                     RK

Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Not All About Potatoes

Prowling this morning I found one of 'My Documents' that surprised me.  Now when did I copy that from somewhere on the big web, I wondered.  And why?  Everyone that knows me knows I'm a pack rat.  Is a packrat a hoarder, do you think?  I save everything.  So my good luck found this list for potato uses.  I hope it will be of some use to you also.

I just suggested to 'A' last week to stick those long rosebush stems into a potato and bury them.  She forgot.  I'll do it  ...for I want one of them. Yellow roses.  I love them.

Well back to the: Potato - Uses other than eating

Reduce puffy under-eyes. Lay a slice of raw potato over each eye and lie back for a few minutes.

Remove stains on clothing, carpets, upholstery. Grate a couple of raw potatoes into a cup or two of water and allow to soak. Squeeze out the potato shreds and daub the water on the stain. Alternatively, try rubbing the stain with the cut edge of a raw potato.

Remove stains on hands that come from working with berries, beets and other plant materials. Just rub hands with the cut surfaces of a raw potato.

Hold decorative arrangements (flowers, branches) in place. Poke holes in a large potato set at the bottom of a bowl and arrange your flowers, herbs or branches in the holes to keep them in place. Add water if needed.

Remove tarnish from silverware and other items by soaking them in potato water (left after boiling potatoes). Of course, if you don’t have any tarnish to remove, add the potato water to a soup stock. (Or soak your feet in it. Many swear by this folk remedy for tired, aching feet.)

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We are a clan of potato eaters.  I grew up eating potatoes, as you may well have also.  Mashed potatoes slathered with real butter and cream?  Nothing like it.  So many other ways of eating potatoes.  Possibly more popular than rice in this day and time.

Way back, long ago, growing up, potatoes were called spuds around this area.  Maybe they still are.  I'm isolated from my area.

To our family came a baby boy, M.  He was a spitting image of his grandpa B.  By one year old he was eating well.  4 teeth.  Mashed potatoes he would grin for.  Soon we began calling him "Spud".  Good nickname.  It fit him well.  It would be so nice to have him back.  About every time I peel a potato,  memory brings back our Spud, our slender young child of the black eyes that glittered seeing a potato.

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Strong Solid Directive

"Decide to be your soul....   

​​​​​Leave the scattered dramatics behind. 

 Become powerful within. 

 The exterior will follow in that direction."
 someone' quote

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I like to play

 with words.  It is fun. Often I find my self repeating a well used word of our English tongue  i.e. 'said' and the more I sound it, the more 'foreign' it becomes.  Try it.  It's been said English is the hardest language to learn.  Now I don't know about that but at any rate, I'm sure glad it's the one I know.  Many other languages among 'our own' is a great handicap for all.

Thinking on an idea for a solution to a problem that could (and would) create ease and harmony among us.  Seeing as how practically every big and little town in America now have  residents from other countries, which is a great barrier of lacking understanding for the majority and should be overcome.  First we would need interpreters, (thousands) (impossible) who have a strong grasp of a slew of tongues (remember Babel).  An informal setting for everyone to gather and learn the languages of our visitors from other countries as they in turn would learn English in the informal setting. "Tea, anyone?" or

 "Please check your weapons at the door"!  LOL :O)   What a mess the world has become, all of us speaking a different language, nobody understanding the other or getting along.  It's a sad lament.  Well, it was just an IDEA; probably wouldn't work as easily as I imagined.
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Now here is a nice sounding word. 

elegiac (ĕlˌə-jīˈək, ĭ-lēˈjē-ăkˌ)

  • adj.
    Of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals. 
    The example - that's me. I am elegiac!  I must have wandered behind through youth,  i.e. stopping on the path to smell the roses; maybe even wandered/squandered all the later years too - smelling the roses still.  Too late to look back, eh, although I have those elegiac moments. 

    Wishing Y'all to have a comfortable night's rest now.  I'm off to that dream state that's become overwhelming for me lately. The Valerian may work it's charm on me tonight.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WOEFUL BLUES OR IS IT BLUEFUL WOES

I am so aggravated. Battling with this 'great' technology is on the verge of zinging me bats.  Flash Drive has crashed again; about the fortieth time today. Something is in a chronic bad state of health, no doubt.  Did I cause it?  Possibly, for my Virtue of Good Sense has turned into a mishmash like Mashed Potatoes; it's happened in all corners and thru-cuts of my life.  Could it be my golden age is tarnishing?  Well no, since nothing exists here looks 'golden ageeee'; for me it is just  the "day-in-day-out push".  Where did that plan to travel the sands go?  Where is my sailboat?

Aside from that nonsense though, I am butting my nose against a proverbial brick wall.  Here's how it is. Maybe a couple or more months ago, the computer started REALLY showing it's smart-ass.  Out of the blue, dozens of windows open, stacking up and Life Script.com (spam site) and PilotTV (spam) enter my life.  Then a Unresponsive Script warning pops up.  I read to click on Continue, DEBUG or Stop Script. How dumb I am.  Continue won't work, Stop script won't work and that debug screen is a horrible thing for me to encounter - I always just clear it away - click out. I'm so dumb. The monitor screen very often freezes up completely, necessitating a Restart or Shutdown of this 'dam machine'.  Yes, I think it is full and ready to burst its gate like Hoover Dam would do, if pushed.  Then again, I think somebody out there is playing/hacking with it.  Whatever is causing all the problems, I really have no clue and don't have sense enough to FIX matters.

Desperation awhile back because of my technological stupidity started my hunt for Ric/Rick, a miracle man with computers.  He fixed my problems thrice already.  Microsoft Essentials was installed and still is but I feel it isn't doing its purpose, since that Life Script is a constant, causing me to choose either Continue, Debug, or Stop script.  I'm going around in a whizzing circle over this issue.  Yelp, something wrong is sure happening here that is driving me berserk ...and nuts too.

Yesterday before dusk as I sat on the porch listening to a total silence while watching a perfect wispy sky and the sparkling clear creek flowing by, I began fantasizing about one of those computers that those "rich people" carry around as they go.  Why, I could sit right there in the breeze and waning sunlight and Click Away and Type, Type, Type.  Couldn't I?  Well my fantasy sort of blew on by, as I'm not a "rich people" by a long shot. That's the reason I fear taking this piece of trash to a Tech Doctor.  Their cost to click on a few keystrokes and FIX this old codger of a machine is out of my budget and outrageously high.  Rick - I can't find.  And I'm still as stupid today as I was yesterday and it's raining and cold and those lazy dogs are sleeping in today - right under my feet, doncha know.  I don't know what their problem is; they also refuse to speak my English.  Well, let me back up a bit:  Choco is doing quite well with his English; after he spends minutes screwing his mouth around before he spits out "I Want".  So help me, he does.  As I laugh or cackle at him every time, he often shows anger and frustration with me.  He doesn't bite, though.  Only with moles  ...then he's a Killer.  I surely do love my family of five four-legs, except for the fact they go through 10 lb. Milk Bones in the blink of an eye.  I may have to ration them so I can save for a new Whiz Machine.

Here's hoping Your day is going 'great guns' . Sun aplenty or some sweet dripping mists for Ye.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Of Bread and Soup

As with making yeast bread, we of society are examined, measured then mixed, sniffed, stirred, crunched, punched, as in 'manipulated' and have our bubbles burst until it rises.  Have you ever gazed on a fresh-baked, perfect warm loaf? It's a possibility that we/society, in time, will become as perfect as the  loaf of yeast bread.  A good cook knows correct steps to take;  don't they!

The Old Saying is "Too many cooks spoil the soup".  This certainly seems to be the situation within the world today - too many cooks, crooks  novices, idiots and manipulators  in the kitchens High Offices of the world.  Apparently, no one is looking at the same recipe!  Our Soup is suffering.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Justice in Action - Judge Speaks Mind

 Have you ever seen Judge Jeanine Pirro in action?  I came upon her a year or so ago.  Stunned was my reaction while listening to her.  I believe she has a reality show, she is one of the most sensible and tough speakers I've ever heard,  I fully agree with her reasoning and actions.  She is one sharp woman!  Our country is on the edge of a total catastrophe; watch as she speaks her mind regarding the duties of our nation's Police force, those in position for preventing chaos and catastrophe.

Short minutes duration, copy and paste.
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/26/judge-jeanine-pirro-opening-statement-notify-ice-criminals

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Malignant Overlords - a Repost

Thoughts from The Sea Gypsy Philosopher *

Thursday, October 30, 2014


WHAT I THINK I KNOW

by Ray Jason

Ray on his birthday 2014






Today is my birthday, and as might be expected, I am in a particularly reflective mood.  As a gift to myself – and hopefully to you as well – I am going to attempt to clarify my current beliefs about “How the world works.”  This is not an easy task because those who are actually in charge of the planet relentlessly conceal their true motivations and methods.  If this subject proves intriguing to you folks out there, I will revisit it each year on my birthday.
                                                   
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But first, here is a short meditation on birthdays and age.  Because I am zealous about staying in shape, I am often asked how old I am.  My usual answer is, “I am in my Middle Years.”  Although this answer sounds evasive, it actually stems from a deeper inquiry into this topic.  My analysis is that there are four elements to human aging.

·        CHRONOLOGICAL AGE   Unfortunately, this is the dominant method that our culture uses to measure someone’s age.  But I contend that it is probably the least reliable marker.
·        BIOLOGICAL AGE   This is a far more accurate denominator of a person’s position along their life path.  How strong and pliant is your cardio-pulmonary-vascular system?  Are your joints troublesome and has your muscle dissolved into fat?  Is your mind still sharp or is your memory a shifting fogbank?  These markers will provide a much better assessment of your true age than any calendar can.
·        EMOTIONAL AGE   Do you handle the disappointments and tragedies of life with composure and grace?  Someone with a short fuse and a long stress horizon will probably be older than their calendar years might suggest.
·        PHILOSOPHICAL AGE   This is the category in which a person should strive to be older than their chronological total.  If one can achieve the “Wisdom of an Elder” at an early stage in life, this will bequeath them an inner harmony that will normally lead to increased longevity and greater happiness.
So my belief is that true age is a tapestry of these different threads.  If a person can achieve advanced emotional and philosophical maturity early in life, and if they combine that with healthy eating and exercise, this will lead to such vibrant biological wellness that they can practically ignore the calendar.
     
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            And now back to the main topic of this meditation – “What I Think I Know.” I truly cannot remember any time when I was not inquisitive and idealistic.  Life lessons from a great mom instilled in me a passion for trying to figure things out and for trying to make things better.  These same elemental desires still provide the foundation for all of my efforts to understand and to communicate.  
I also received inspiration and guidance from some wise quotations from three great thinkers - Socrates, Whitman and Thoreau.   Socrates bolstered my inquisitiveness with his counsel that “the unexamined life is not worth living.”  Walt Whitman further reinforced this with his injunction to “question much and obey little.”  And Thoreau outlined how a simple and unencumbered material existence helps foster an abundant philosophical life with this statement: “a man is rich in direct proportion to the number of things that he can live without.”
And now, as I look back from my Middle Years, at all of my striving to understand and improve, what have these pursuits bequeathed me?  Unfortunately, the answer is DISILLUSION and DISCOURAGEMENT.  It has not yet degenerated into DESPAIR, but sometimes I feel like I am standing at the border about to enter that bleak territory.   
I challenge anyone to deeply investigate this world, and not emerge with their beliefs shattered.  Every institution that we are trained to respect in our formative years, is at best fraudulent and at worst pathological.  The State, the Church, the Military, the Police, the Intelligence Agencies, the Corporate World, and the Media are all corrupt to the core and are now just metastasized tumors of greed, hubris and violence. 
·        THE STATE – The Western Democracies are a total charade.  They might claim to answer to the will of the people, but their actions prove that they answer almost exclusively to the will of the RICH people.  They are a more subtle - and therefore more insidious - modern version of aristocracy or oligarchy.  Competing with these depraved, lip-service democracies is a truly frightening retro form of government - Islamic Theocracies.  Seeking to reinstate cultural codes that were repugnant even in the Iron Age, these aberrant social deformities continue gaining ascendancy as a counter-weight to what they perceive as Western degeneracy.  With these as the two main governmental options, the term “lose-lose situation” leaps to mind.
·        THE CHURCH – The earthly mission of Religion Inc. can be summed up in one word – CONTROL.  Churches want to dominate people’s lives.  And they do this with hideous weapons – either fear-mongering or the promise of salvation.  Any cult whose foundation rests upon two concepts that cannot be proven – namely that a god exists and that there is a heaven and a hell – should immediately be suspect and presumed to be a con.  But instead, the religious powers have managed to convince most of the planet that such absurdities don’t require evidence and can be accepted on the basis of faith.  And even though the priests and rabbis and mullahs claim that religious savagery is a thing of the past, just look at today’s headlines and it is clear that sacred butchery is still a global scourge. 
·        THE MILITARY – The most powerful element of what I call The Malignant Overlords is the military/industrial complex.  Their lobbyists roam Washington like bloated locusts campaigning for endless war.  Indeed, in the last few weeks Leon Panetta has claimed that the conflict with ISIS could stretch out for 30 years.  These people are putrid inside.  They create the most obscene weaponry and just when you think they cannot get any worse, they come up with something even more despicable.  Now they want to weaponize space and cyberspace.  And because of our “no-future for young people economy” they have a steady stream of poor kids for whom killing and getting killed is their best economic option.
·        THE POLICE  - Only a fool can look at the evolution of the U.S. police force and still believe that their role is to serve and protect.  They look like galactic storm-troopers and they behave like a playground bully on steroids.  Vets returning from the Middle East repeatedly claim that U.S. cops have better combat gear than they did overseas.  They have not been militarized by accident.  The Malignant Overlords realize that the serfs will eventually reach a breaking point; and so they intend to have enormous tactical advantage.
·        THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES – It is difficult to not bring up the “military intelligence is an oxymoron” argument here.  But even more important than their rampant incompetence, is the depravity of their mission.  Essentially, their duty is to undermine any leader or government that refuses to “play ball with America.”  This is code for allowing U.S. corporations free reign within that sovereign country to avail themselves of the best resources and the cheapest labor.  In the good old days, the U.S. Marines would pave the way for the United Fruit Company.  But now it is the spook agencies that “open up markets” for the American multi-nationals.
·        THE CORPORATE WORLD – Where should I begin when citing the evils of the Multi-nationals?  Their only allegiance is to PROFIT.  They don’t care about people or countries or the planet.  The scorn they have for their workers is aptly demonstrated by their policy of “off-shoring.”   This is OrwellSpeak for firing millions of workers and vaporizing entire industrial areas; leaving behind a wasteland of poverty, addiction and despair.  This off-shoring also ravages the peasants at the other end of this profit river.   Those largely self-sufficient farmers suddenly find themselves lured or forced into sweatshops where they are overworked at slave wages.  But as bad as the manufacturing corporations are, they seem enlightened when compared to the financial institutions which have become a massive part of the global economy.  These soul-less entities, receive billions in taxpayer bailouts and yet won’t even make loans to Main Street.  Instead they play the international financial market casino in which vast profits are made through the trading of absolutely nothing of value to society.  It’s all high-frequency gibberish and voodoo.
·        THE MEDIA – I am tempted to use the phrase “The Pimpery” here, even though I doubt if there is such a word.  But it surely is appropriate.  When almost all of the major media are owned by six or seven major players, who are all obscenely rich, whose interests do you think they will promote?  I am old enough to remember a time when there were reporters who sought the truth or the story behind the story.  Now they seek only career advancement and face time on the Tube.  I can’t watch the nightly news without an air sickness bag nearby.   
This brief description of the corruption and perversity of the bedrock institutions of modern civilization is profoundly troubling.  But the future appears even bleaker, when one assesses the trajectory of events.  It is as if the Malignant Overlords have taken Orwell’s 1984, which was written as a cautionary novel, and turned it into an operating manual.  It genuinely appears that they are trying to structure a society of rulers, technicians and serfs.  Their spying capabilities, their militarized police, their desire to plant microchip tracking  devices in everyone, certainly leads one to conclude that what the elites truly desire is a HUMAN HERD that can be controlled and dominated. 
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As I survey this panorama, from what I hope is the maturity of my Middle Years, I see little cause for optimism.  Electoral politics surely won’t change things.  And revolution is practically suicidal, given the surveillance powers and the militarized police that the State can wield. 
So what is left?  I believe that the only possible solution is COLLAPSE.  The whole putrid, artificial and violent edifice must fall.  Don’t try to reform it!  Don’t try to overthrow it!  Abandon it!  Escape!  Flee!   Go somewhere and find a mode of living that provides you as much separation as possible from the tentacles of a soul-less, joy devouring civilization.
And as it slouches towards self-immolation, prepare yourself to survive the collapse.  It could source from any or all of what I call the Big Bad “E”s – Energy, Economics or Ecology.  It will be massive and destructive.  And if you do “make it through to the other side” as a singer/poet once said, I hope you help sculpt a neo-tribal future that is sustainable, just, caring, joyous and authentic. 
By the way, that is a future that I live in the present.  You can do so as well!  If I help inspire you in that direction, then that can be my birthday present to you.   
Happy birthday  - my unknown friends!        
 
theseagypsyphilosopher.com 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sweden - Trump Is Correct

Reading over time of the problems  other countries are and have been having in regard to their taking in refuges from other countries, the below information only confirms what I've learned is true.  Yes, our world is surely in a shake-up.

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http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/swedish-leaders-have-a-message-for-trump-that-has-democrats-flipping-out?utm_source=COTR&utm_medium=COTR&utm_campaign=COTR

Swedish Leaders Have a Message For Trump That Has Democrats Flipping Out
February 23, 2017 By C.E. Dyer

President Donald Trump made waves this week with comments about Sweden that shined a huge light on the devastation the country has faced in the wake of a disastrous open-door policy that has allowed Muslim migrants to flood in. While leftists have tried to put the lid on the truth, prominent Swedish politicians have affirmed Trump’s comments.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson, who both serve as leaders of the Democrats in Sweden, agreed with Trump’s assessment of the massive crime wave that has hit the Nordic country thanks to a flood of Muslim migrants.
“Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote. “If anything, he understated them.”
Fox News reported:
    Trump was ridiculed by many after he gave a speech Saturday citing Sweden among a list of European countries affected by the scourge of Islamic terror. Referring to the massive number of Middle Eastern refugees that have poured into the country, Trump said Sweden was “having problems like they never thought possible.” Some Swedish politicians openly derided Trump’s portrayal of the country – but riots in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm on Monday evening put an end to most of the mockery.
“Riots and social unrest have become a part of everyday life,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote.
    Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel are regularly attacked. Serious riots in 2013, involving many suburbs with large immigrant populations, lasted for almost a week. Gang violence is booming. Despite very strict firearms laws, gun violence is five times as common in Sweden, in total, as in the capital cities of our three Nordic neighbors combined.
Akesson and Karlsson added: “Anti-Semitism has risen. Jews in Malmo are threatened, harassed and assaulted in the streets. Many have left the city, becoming internal refugees in their country of birth.”
The Swedish Democrats concluded their op-ed with a warning to the U.S.
“For the sake of the American people,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote, “with whom we share so many strong historical and cultural ties, we can only hope that the leaders in Washington won’t make the same mistakes that our socialist and liberal politicians did.”


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Deplorable? Lower Than A Snake's Belly!

Here's something you shouldn't miss
The unthinkable
Rape and abuse are rampant at some nursing homes. A CNN investigation found more than 1,000 facilities across the country have been cited for mishandling suspected cases of sex abuse.

I know a few who existed in nursing homes, I know of much abuse happening constantly in nursing homes.  Yet I didn't know the extent of this sex abuse. 

I say, "Hang 'Em High.  Castrate is a good remedy!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. You lived your life so that when you died, the world cries and you rejoice.” Cherokee

Well, Duh

Top joke in Canada
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300°C. 

The Russians used a pencil.

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Path


Matters of the Heart
.  .  .  .  "There are moments in life where the heart takes a bruising especially in the areas of relationships.  These experiences have the ability to propel an individual into an evolvement stage, or into a negative spiral, which attracts more drama and more bruising."
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V spirit

Monday, January 30, 2017

"Standing-Rock" What Do You Know?

http://origins.osu.edu/article/treaties-and-sovereign-performances-westphalia-standing-rock

Sunday, January 29, 2017

TO HAVE ENOUGH IS GOOD LUCK.

TO HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH IS HARMFUL.
CHANG-TSE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Hope Is

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. -Carl Sandburg

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Lie of Our Lives



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipe6CMvW0Dg.   It tells a sad story.

They Fixed That ...Maybe :))


Here is one couple's response/retaliation to that life-intrusive SPAM we all have to contend with.

Personally, Spam drives me crazy too, all these offers of 'help' to us. Yeek!  I liked reading the response here to the CEO of the company - truth plus a few giggles from me.  Giggles - a good way to start my new year.  Happy New Year to you too.

 Their letter:

 Re:  E- mail received     " We miss you at Vacations To Go!"
To:   VacationsToGo.com 


My dear Mr. Fox,
I appreciate your personal contact with me.  Thank you.
 

I am happy to tell you that "No, I do not wish to have anything to do with your company.
I have been receiving the junk in my spam folder very often, for many years!  This is nonsense; except for the top dogs of your company pocketing the better part of proceeds.  Employees get the least!


In the first place, only well-off people could utilize your offers.  We are not well-off and far from it.  I can't afford a drive down to splash in the local creek, much less ride the ocean, nor can I move about. I am 86, wife is79.  We are creaking badly, so why might you think that people in the same positions as we are would be interested in your product/whatever? 


Your business was in my town at one time, friends worked there.  I do know it's reputation, which was not good, not good at all. What they worked at was a scam.


So, if you would please, cut complete contact with me and hopefully you haven't or won't pass my address to someone else out to do their spamming scams.  So tired of the junk mail, sir. 
 

My intention, now that we will have a new government, is to address the very unwelcome-mail issue with it.
 

Now you have a pleasant day, Mr. Fox,  and it may pay for you to take some time to sit and meditate on your position for your livelihood.  Only good morals make a man a true man. You have the choice - to have integrity or be less than a true man. Having integrity is the best praise for a human.

 seriously,

The Shandlers