Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Old64goat Has Plumbing Issues

I posted this video because I can so relate to him. Now that I'm 73 I find myself far from being able to do what I once was able to do.

In 1990 when we moved into this house I completely redid the attic. I used rolls of insulation and plastic vapor barrier, sheet rocked , painted walls for a large 3rd floor bedroom. It took weeks with the help of my wife carrying all that stuff up there with me after her and my work hours.

Next the unfinished basement. Studded it all out, insulated with vapor barrier, did sheetrock as well. Did the drop ceiling like we had on third floor. In the kitchen replaced the gas stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher myself. Retiled the floor, hung drop ceiling and refinished all the kitchen cabinets and replaced knobs and handles. In the bathroom replaced the toilet with a water saver and re-plumbed the drains all the way down into the basement sewer lines.

I also used to do almost all both of our cars' repairs including brakes, generator, starter, radiator, power steering unit, water pump, etc.

These days I find these task almost impossible because of my age and COPD. Hence why I can relate to oldgoat. It's quite frustrating. In short getting old sucks. It also places one in a financial position whereas it becomes harder and harder to stay in one's home. Repair expenses increase greatly while income shrinks each passing year.

To be frank it scares the hell out of me to think one day I'd have to give up this home to live in a high rise for seniors which I equate to living in a chicken coop. This because for the last 41 years I was never forced to live above/below/surrounded by others who can be annoying. Also not being told by management what I can or cannot do. Including having pets I had over my entire life. Only thing worse would be 'assisted living' where minimum wage workers would consider us a chore.

My thinking here is for people like myself and all the others who have aged out should be given every opportunity to be able to stay in their homes. I find it unfair forced to pay property taxes far beyond mine and others working years over a lifetime.

I graduated 55 years ago. I think I've more then paid my fair share of the debt for my education several times over again. As far as county and city services we most certainly use far fewer of them then we once did during our prime. It seems to me it could cost various government budgets far less for housing seniors then cutting them some breaks so they can stay the homes they wish to be. As far as the rebates, added all together it would amount to far less then most people believe them to be. In my case only about $50 a month at most after checking them out.

Free bus ride? you're kidding I'd have to walk 5 blocks, wait and most certainly not be able to go where I need to go and lug stuff back on the bus with me. And most certainly spend hours instead of minutes doing it in my own 31 year old 1990 van. Imagine picking up my prescriptions and waiting another hour or two for a bus whereas I drive up and return within 15 minutes at most. Plus we shop a grocery store which doesn't even have bus service.

Like I said, growing old sucks. BUT.. it still beats going to work everyday. Just wish it didn't have to be a financial threat to staying in one's home they worked for. This is my point of view from a senior's perspective.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Elected Official Took His Shirt Off At Town Meeting

A better statement he could not have made.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Doocy Complains He's Being Ignored

How reporters were treated under Trump.

Better to be ignored then treated the way these have. Oh woe.. poor FOX News. They're so disrespected. Where has he been the last four years when other reporters had to put up with a lot more BS then Doocy will ever have to face. Boohoo. Quit whining. It could be a lot worse.

Yeah I know I said I didn't want to do this kind of stuff. Still it pushes my buttons when people make up false equivalencies like FOX News has a habit of doing. Next time hopefully I'll do better when something like this comes up again.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

LVCI Response To Biden's First Presser

Initial comments on social media is everything I thought they would be... putrid. This is why I hesitate further postings on political issues.

I'm more confident in Biden then before despite the ugly comments I'm coming across on social media and on various news sites. Especially those in regards to him referring to his notes. Only a fool would speak without them. Other times he had facts without the need for them. Certainly far from those who accuse him of having failing mental capacity. Just because some are in complete disagreement with his positions shouldn't mean he isn't mentally capable of expounding on them.

Quite frankly it disturbs me many people are so ugly. Then again why should I be surprised  If the legend were true, Jesus was nailed to the cross for not pleasing the masses at the time. Not that Joe is anything like Jesus, but on occasion people tend to act like a-holes. I suppose that's part of the world I'll have to learn to accept living in. 

OK. That's enough of that. Thought it worth my thoughts on today's presser. Now back to my other interests henceforth. Stay tuned.

Frankie Valli Still Sounding Good At 86

Uploaded on June 29, 2020

Uploaded on February 01, 2021

He will be 87 on May 03rd 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Marni Nixon The Unsung Singer

She passed away on July 24th 2016 in Manhattan at 86 years of age

Hollywood was always great at creating illusions. You don't really believe those dance numbers were done in one take, do you?

New 'Marshall Plan' Could Solve Our Immigration Woes

It worked once. It could again. May be cheaper then $upporting multitudes constantly arriving here. When it comes to future trade it might eventually financially benefit us as well.

These days we tend to over complicate things. Sometimes history can provide us with some of the solutions. In this case I feel it's worth trying. Up this point nothing else seems to have worked..

Colbert On Gun Control


Yeah I know the comeback is going to be the 2nd amendment argument. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Still can't deny it does make sense.
The Post says:
Get weapons of war off America’s streets
"The New York Post does not see this as a conservative or liberal issue — it’s an issue of life and death. Curbing guns is what led to New York City’s three-decade reduction in murders...

... We called on President Donald Trump to act, and we’ll happily support Biden in a fight for the needed changes. Polls show most Americans want this. It’s the political establishment that is frozen."

The New York Post is certainly not considered a liberal rag by any means.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Covid Patients Increasing Again In Lehigh Valley

I will not reveal my sources. Word is some area hospitals are once again seeing increases. 

With all the crap going on with spring breakers in Florida and dozens of states relaxing rules I expect to see the hospitalizations start trending upwards again. I don't care about the number testing positive. What I am concerned about is how many will require hospitalizations over the next several weeks.

Wear the damn masks, social distance and GET YOUR VACCINE !

Ignore me at your own peril.

NYC Produces Huge Amounts Of Trash

Waste to energy has become much cleaner then it used to be. As it says in the video cleaner then land fills when it comes to air pollution. I'm familiar with an engineer who worked on this waste to energy project just outside NYC in Jersey. He spoke quite positive about his company's accomplishments. There are a number of other countries doing this also. I'd like to see more of them in this country.

Face it, some nations have been doing a better job then us.

UIploaded in 2018

Australia (another of about a dozen other countries)
How it works

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Flying Isn't So Bad. It's The Landings

Simon Cowell Is A Pain In The Ass, But...

He's also a miracle worker. He has the uncanny ability to turn karaoke singers into stars. These performers would have washed out if it were not for Simon's interference. Seems to me these people never knew what they had in them till Simon showed them what they were capable of. Too many judges on these shows let performers skate. Not Simon. Simon is a vocal coach every singer should desire. Someone who will challenge them to be the best they can be.

In my opinion there are lots of singers. Few who can express what a song is meant to express. Even fewer who have the ability to take a not so great written tune and turn it into something spectacular. This is what separates them from the all so many others who lack such talents. In other words, a great voice alone won't cut it. These are the kind I so much admire over the rest.

IRS Audits Of Rich Plunge 72%
Deadbeat Millionaires Owe IRS $2.4 Billion
"Funding cuts to the very agency that can pull in more revenue are a key part of the problem. The TRAC study blamed deep cuts in IRS staffing and budget for hamstringing its ability to audit wealthy tax cheats, letting billions of dollars in tax revenue “slip through its fingers...

...Earlier this week, the Treasury Department reported that IRS auditors recouped only about 39% of the more than $4 billion in unpaid taxes owed by audited rich taxpayers with an average annual income of nearly $1.6 million.

The IRS claims because they're charged with writing out all these stimulus checks and child tax credits they're falling behind. Even so far as processing last year's tax forms and this year's along with refunds.

An idea.
Rather then raising the bridge why not lower the water. By that I mean simplify tax laws. By doing so it would close the complicated loopholes wealthy people tend to exploit. The fewer forms the less auditing would be required.

I tend to think corporate lobbyists have solicited congress to make things as complicated as possible so they could use this to their advantage. Lord knows corporate account lawyers will make a lot more money then going to work for the IRS. Take away a bunch of lines in the tax code and more then a few could be making less money. Perhaps even out of work looking for a job with the IRS. That would be a good thing for everybody.

Rather then investing a huge amount of time the IRS spends doling out money their efforts would be better spent making sure the government is receiving what it's owed. This should matter to the greater number of taxpayers who will end up paying for those outwitting their tax responsibilities.

In short either they pay what's owed or we will end up getting the short end of the stick.

Here's a fun fact
Some say the tax code runs about 75,00 pages (500 words single spaced per page). If you're interested whether this is correct you can check it out for yourself at the Title 26 section to be certain. Get back to me when you're done. Let me know if it's true :-)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

People Are Trying To Out-Stupid Each Other

People might have noticed lately I've posted more music and informative stuff.

This is because I need a refuge from people trying to out stupid each other

So-called news networks spend a large amount of time trying to bash each other. Inviting a large number of guests who have opinions rather then information that actually might be useful. Somewhere facts get lost along the way. The evening news is even worse. Out of the 30 minutes 10 of those are spent airing ads for drugs. The news openings waste 4 minutes on needless headlines on what's coming up. Field reporters are given less then 30 seconds to present their report (often repeating what the TV news reader just said). Out of the remaining 20 minutes (if there's that much) all the stories are regurgitated from other sources which can easily be found on the internet. Throw in a national weather report and we're lucky to get 15 minutes left, The whole thing is a stupid waste of time for me.

The all time champs at people trying to out stupid each other comes from people in congress itself. If anyone can outdo TV bloviators it has to be congress members themselves. They'll say just about anything that will put them in the spotlight. A very needy bunch who need constant attention. Rather then coming up with legislative solutions they're constantly haranguing their opponents across party lines. They claim to be doing the "work of the people". Seems to me "the people" are mostly made up of lobbyists who in more then a few cases submit written legislation they'd favor members to introduce. Anyone ever actually speak one-to-one with their legislator for a few minutes? Thought not. I rest my case.

Then there's social media. For quite sometime I've either addressed false information on this blog or participated in comments in an attempt to fact check what was said. Problem is some people are far better at spreading fabrications faster then I can keep up. Rather then acknowledging they were mistaken they double down. I've gone through the same things in emails. Nearly each ended up in endless frustration. I seen some of the most outlandish stuff one could imagine. Another stupid waste of my time.

Divisiveness. There's no sense in even trying to address this. At the risk of repeating myself, people trying to out stupid each other. Cops (not all) obviously have issues dealing with the public due to some of the worse people they come across routinely. As a result tend to unnecessarily escalate certain situations. Almost everything becomes the news because people have a "us versus them" attitude. A unfortunate embedded trait most humans seem to be cursed with. This causes people to do stupid things. Another thing I'd be wasting my time trying to convince people otherwise. So ok here's where I'm at. I'd rather focus on just about anything other then those things I mentioned. They're unresolvable. Hence why I post many of the things I now do. I'm posting other stuff I come across which far better suits my nature. Conflict drains my energy. I've grown to recognize it more then I have in the past when it occurs. I made this post in recognition of this and a few changes in my life. Been watching more positive movies, musical performances and a whole lot less of "he-said, she-said" in the news and on social media. Even cut down on TV dramas that don't include humor nor friendly support between performers and actors over the last few weeks. Feeling a lot more positive as a result of it.

I'm sure a bunch of you don't give a hoot, but felt it was worth a mention as to why this blog is what it is. Ever changing. Uniquely mine for better or worse.

Why You Should Never Become Singer

There's way too much competition out there and only so many gigs to be had. Unless you can top these don't even think about it.

Almost 19 million views as of 03/18/2021

My grandson Scotty (In green shirt from 2017)

He only sings for kicks off and On

Here's another of him from Halloween 2015

One more of his.
In the past he appeared in a few musical shows.
These days all his time is taken up working and playing/coaching sports.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

One Of My Favorite Western Groups

Just performed this past Saturday at the 'Grand Ole Opry'.

Riders In The Sky

Another clip from 2017

Some Country Music And Other Performers We Lost In 2020

They're irreplaceable. Thank goodness we'll always have the chance to remember them because of the advent of video technology.

Many of these were from the era I worked in radio. Shame I was just to damn young to appreciate them at the time. I most certainly do now. When you're young you think everyone is going to be around forever. As you get older you realize it isn't so.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Border Immigration Problem

A group of congressional Republicans are headed to the Texas border to blast Biden over what's going on.

65 days, That's how long Biden's been in office. Yet nothing has been done legislatively to address this situation for decades before he became president. Do me a favor. Over the next few weeks when critics attack Biden. Ask yourself what ideas are they offering instead?

Many of these same critics are livid against sending money south of the border which could help keep them there. Instead with no alternative and desperate they continue heading north hoping for a better outcome. If we really want to end this problem we need to improve their lives where they live. I doubt any one of us residing where they are forced to live wouldn't do the same. Hell we do that when moving our families hoping for better neighborhoods and  schools. Why wouldn't you think they'd want the same?

This political bantering back and forth has been going on long before Reagan came into office. Yet still here we are. Same problem. Different day.

Some may argue screw them, this isn't our problem. Well yes it is. These people aren't going to stop trying. This has been going on for decades. We have two options. One to build a wall and shoot them at the border. Or try and end the root cause. I'm for the latter. I'd rather spend a several million dollars which goes a lot farther in their country then the billions to cope with them here. I'm sure they'd like to stay in their own country as much as we want them there.

Others may argue they don't want our tax dollars going to foreign countries. Yeah well better then spending 10x's more supporting them here. To my way of thinking even if not for humanitarian reasons think of it in terms of economics. Waste lots of taxpayer dollars here or a fraction of it in the countries they come from. Places where American dollars go many times further. Where a family could live on less then $50 a month in some areas.

The other alternative is to keep bitching blaming one politician or another spinning our wheels like we've always done. This isn't a political problem. It's a people problem. It must be treated as such. Up to now it's been a never ending game of political football. This needs to change if there is ever to be a resolution. Let's find a way to make their lives more tolerable where they live so they won't want to come here even knowing they're not wanted facing uncertainty.

Possibility Ultra Sound Could Be Used to Treat Covid
Ultrasound Waves Shown to Kill Coronavirus in MIT Experiments

"... an MIT study shows that ultrasound waves at medical imaging frequencies can cause the virus shell and spikes to collapse and rupture in advanced simulations.

In their simulations, researchers from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering modeled the virus's mechanical response to vibrations rippling through its structure across a range of ultrasound frequencies.

They found that vibrations between 25 and 100 megahertz triggered the virus shell and spikes to collapse and start to rupture within a fraction of a second. The simulations showed that the virus would rupture in air and water at the same frequencies."

Ye gads if this research pans out it would phenomenal. A real game changer. Especially because nearly all medical clinics have these devices readily available already in use for other diagnostic purposes.

Kim Holderness Not That Into St. Patrick's Day

Paddy and Mick get a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose. They bag six. As Paddy and Mick start loading the plane for the return trip, the pilot says, "The plane can only take four of those." The two lads object strongly. "Last year we shot six and the pilot let us put them all on board; he had the same plane as yours."

Reluctantly, the pilot gives in and all six are loaded. However, even with full power the little plane can't handle the load and down it goes and crashes in the middle of nowhere. A few moments later, climbing out of the wreckage, Paddy asks Mick, "Any idea where we are?"

"I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year," says Mick.
* * * * *

Paddy & Mick find three grenades, so they take them to a police station. Mick: "What if one explodes before we get there?" Paddy: "We'll lie and say we only found two"!
* * * * *

Paddy says to Mick, "Christmas is on a Friday this year" Mick says "Let's hope it's not the 13th."
* * * * *

Joe says to Paddy: "Close your curtains the next time you're having sex with your wife. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday. "Paddy says: "Well the joke's on them because I wasn't even at home yesterday"!
* * * * *

Paddy says to Mick - I'm ready for a holiday, only this year I'm going to do it a bit different.

3 years ago I went to Spain and Mary got pregnant. 2 years ago I went to Italy and Mary got pregnant. Last year I went to Majorca and Mary got pregnant.

Mick asks - So what are you going to do this year?
Paddy replies, - This time I'll take her with me
* * * * *

An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return, her Father cursed her heavily. 'Where have ye been all this time, child? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother thru?'

The girl, crying, replied, 'Sniff, sniff... Dad... I became a prostitute.'

'Ye what!? Get out a here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this Catholic family.'

'OK, Dad.. As ye wish. I only came back to give mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion, plus a $5 million savings certificate. For me little brother, this gold Rolex. And for ye Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership to the country club ... (takes a breath) .... And an invitation for ye all to spend New Year's Eve on board my new yacht in the Riviera.'

'What was it ye said ye had become?' says Dad.

Girl, crying again, 'A prostitute, Daddy! Sniff, sniff.'

'Oh! My Goodness! Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said a Protestant! Come here and give yer old Dad a hug!

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!'

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, 'Never mind, I found one.


An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut . The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He says, 'Sir, have you been drinking?'

'Just water,' says the priest.

The trooper says, 'Then why do I smell wine?'

The priest looks at the bottle and says, 'Good Lord! He's done it again!'


Monday, March 15, 2021

Stuart Varney REALLY Likes Biden Economy

Who'd thunk it?

Grammys Ratings Tank
Grammys ratings tank in 2021,
possibly to record low
"But all the twerking in the world couldn’t boost the numbers for the oft-maligned event.."

Or could it be today's music sucks?

Maybe people just aren't into it.

Beyonce- 28 Grammys.
Ya got to be kidding!

Unlike Texas 3 Countries Have Electric Grid Plan

.. and Turkey isn't happy about it. (AP)
Turkey slams Mediterranean undersea cable deal
"Turkey has protested a recent agreement reached between Israel, Greece and Cyprus advancing plans to build a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable connecting the three, the state-run news agency reported Monday."

Then again Turkey isn't none too happy with a lot of things these days (including the United States).

Jared Kushner's Op-Ed Bound To Tick Off Trump
Jared Kushner praises Biden's Iran strategy
"In addition to praising the Biden administration's stance on Iran, Kushner also applauded the new president's foreign policy prioritization of China, and called for Biden to continue expanding the Trump administration's Abraham Accords between Israel and other Arab countries."

I suspect Jared won't get an invitation to Mar-a-Lago for Easter dinner. If he is I would love to be a fly on the wall to watch that family get together.

Either way I'm quite certain Trump will have something to say.. he always does.

How Many More Have To Die Waiting For A Subway Train?

Before we do something.

THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REPORTED LAST YEAR - As of Dec. 17, 2020 the MTA has recorded 158 “12-9s,” a transit code used when a person is struck by a train. Of those, 58 were fatal.

This while train platform screen doors are in use around the world.

This also increases passenger comfort because
stations are able to be heated or cooled.

I'm not certain just how many of these were pushed or fell onto subway tracks, but so far this year I'm reading someone did every few days or so. Seems to me rather then spending millions of dollars upgrading the ticket system, creating new stations and beautifying existing platforms safety should have a higher priority.

It also bothers me how some other countries are starting to leave us in the dust when it comes to these things. These were shots from Singapore's MRT and Hong Kong's MTR.

What Are Black Lines Along School Bus For?

Here all along I thought they were just there to make it look pretty.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

What Went On At WPVI-TV6 Between Commercials Friday

I follow some of their Facebook posts and they appear to be a tight knit group who get along well with each other. They also share a lot with the public about their families. Seems like a great place to work. Most have been there a lot longer then the other Philadelphia channels employees it seems. (Other then the FOX 29 crew which I also watch every morning with Mike, Alex, Sue and Bob Kelly)

Saturday, March 13, 2021

A Few Outrageous News Videos

Just so you'e aware. Tucker gets paid big bucks to be a a-hole. He's really good at the part isn't he?

Hopefully these fine young ladies won't be taking the vaccine either. Nature's way of selecting which people's DNA should be passed down to further advance the human race. What a way to have to make a living.

Meghan McCain's husband (Ben) kicks off FOX News thoughts on Biden's speech.

Oh please, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think.

92 homicides so far this year in the 'City Of Brotherly Love'

I made an exception today
This is the kind of stuff I've been avoiding posting. I know the whole world's full of idiots. No sense giving them attention they crave. However sometimes I need to remind myself because I mostly ignore them doesn't mean they don't exist. Let this post serve to show although I'm aware of these dodo birds I choose not to dwell on them. Rather focusing far more of my attention on other things. Which I have been doing both on this blog and off the blog with my personal time.

Large Flowerheads (Bells Of St. Mary's)

I don't remember them doing this before. I wonder if they just added it to their playlist. Did a hellva job on it. One of the best vocals I've ever heard by any performer.

Musikfest Cafe - March 12, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021

Ancient Astronaut Theories

Rather then create a large post, for the sake of brevity, I'd like to refer people interested in the subject to the article I came across below. It explains things a lot better then I ever could. I found it interesting. Maybe you will too.
Shedding Some Light on the Ancient Astronauts Theories
"Ancient astronaut theories have been popular for some time, but does that mean they're true?"

When Daytime TV Talk Shows Were A Lot More Fun

Rosie's Last Show (2002)

Premiered on June 10, 1996
Lasted six seasons (1,193 episodes)
Ending on May 22, 2002

Season 1 Episode 2

Nearly every star at the time appeared on her show. Shame both she and the other daytime shows of today have become what they are.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Dylan Vidovich- Another Talented Singer On YouTube

"Ever Since the World Began" (1982 Survivor Vocal Cover)

Dylan Vidovich & Autumn Baisden - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Cover)
1981 Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty tune
Autumn Baisden is an occupational therapist on a horse stable she owns.
Dylan a news reporter at The Logan Banner also owns a photography business.

Dylan has a whole bunch of other great tunes. THEY CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Repurposing Closing Dept. Stores And Malls
This Macy’s In Vermont Was Turned Into A High School, With Toilets In Fitting Rooms And Kids Riding Escalators To Class

"WCAX reported that the conversion took 10 weeks and had a $10 million budget. The old school closed in September, and they’re planning on using the converted Macy’s store as a temporary location for up to 3 years, depending on how long it takes to clean-up and renovate BHS."

Rather then building new schools this would be a perfect use for future store and mall closings. These certainly have room for safe distancing. All too often we tear down buildings without thinking how they could be repurposed. This seems like a good solution to both problems of stores closing and schools needing to update to a post covid era.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Edward Snowden 2021- None Existent Privacy

Kind of reminds me of the 666 warning in Revelations.

Life as an Exiled NSA Whistleblower (09/2019)

Another interview from 09/2019

Tesla- Mad Man Or Genius?

I tend to think half madman but full-on genius.

One of the most underappreciated scientist ever.
This man deserved so much more then he was given.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Musical Spotlight On Charlie Norman

This guy is very talented. He post this description of himself. Hello and welcome to my YouTube channel! I'm Charlie Norman from Illinois/USA and I've been a carpenter for the last 40 years. I'm a vocal impressionist and I've covered the greats from Neil Diamond, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, B. J. Thomas, even the Bee Gees all the way down and a lot of the ol' Rock 'n' Roll groups.

Some of the best singers in the world will never been heard on radio, seen on TV or award shows I count Charlie among them. It's not always about money but for the love of sharing their voices with the world. I am forever grateful to them for doing so.

There are so many more singers I wish to feature from time to time on this blog.

Meghan-Harry Interview Is All The Talk

Although I watched the interview I didn't plan to blog about it. None-the-less, here I go. My comments follow at the bottom.

CNN Last Night
I believe Richard Quest summed this up quite well.

Here are some comments on that video. If the British press wants to have a go at a member of the family have a go at sweaty Prince Andrew but they don't, why is that?

Leave Harry and Meghan alone and pick up the dirty carpet and look at Andrew.

I'm glad this finally came out. The media picks one member of the royals to trash every decade . It needs to stop! And the royals need to get off their high horse and start standing up for them . Diana , Sarah and Meghan and Sarahs daughters were hated for a while

I wonder how much they were payed for this show
(1) First off let me address that last poorly spelled comment. Right at the top a few minutes into the interview Oprah directly affirmed with Meghan she nor Harry were receiving one dime from the interview. So obviously this commenter, I suspect like many of the others, didn't watch the interview.

(2) Normally I don't follow this kind of drama crap. I refer to these as "people problems". Mostly ignoring them. However being curious I wanted to especially see what Harry had to say being the son of Diana. While some may consider Meghan of questionable character there's no one closer to the top then Harry. His words lent creditability.

(3) This interview confirms what I always thought of "the firm". Nothing more then a reality show before there were TV reality shows. Horses, carriages, fancy meaningless royal uniforms and all the rest of the hoopla that comes along time to time. People simply seem to eat it up.

(4) The other thing I found significant is no matter what the press or public says no one is allowed to respond in defense of themselves without permission. Usually the palace allows someone to get thrown to the wolves in the press enabling them to stay out of the spotlight.

(5) Speaking of the press. Meghan complained how they endlessly torched her. Well after going through today's news they've absolutely confirmed how vicious they are. Confirming just about every complaint made about them during the interview. This time throwing Harry in for good measure. Hey why not, that's how they make their living. They're about as phony as this whole royalty scam who also depends on dupes to support them.

In the past Diana and Sarah Ferguson gave similar interviews in which the press attacked them as well. Both of them allowing a peek into the lives of these blue bloods

OK enough of the serious stuff. Here's a clip from their wedding which went viral years ago. It now has over 9 million views. The spoof was an ad for T-Mobile

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Military Footage From Somalia 1993

These are not my videos. They were shared with me by a friend of a friend who I had last seen many years ago. This was someone who I've met casually at a party. I've not been in contact with this person and have no idea where he moved to. So I can provide no further information. I uploaded these in 2011. Keep in mind the recording was a on VHS camera back in 1993 so the quality is not that great.

It certainly was no picnic. Neither for the men nor the women stationed there at the time.

Ed Montgomery- GETTING DRAFTED IN 1969

Oh boy, fun times. A large number of people complaining about government intrusion and regulations ought to appreciate how fortunate they now have it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

January 6th Insurrection- What Went On Highly Suspecious

Psychic Medium Matt Fraser For Real?

There are many other videos of this guy. Either he is really good at pulling the wool over people or he is for real.

If if he is to be taken for real the question becomes is he actually communicating with people still living beyond?
If we are living in a simulation (see my prior posts) is he simply reading software algorithms built into the system (referred to as the Akashic Records) of people who no longer exist?

What do you think?

McD’s Workers In Denmark Are Paid $22 An Hour

Yeah but there's a great big BUT to that..

ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE- The average citizen in Denmark pays 45 percent of their income in taxes, and it’s not hard to see why. Denmark has a value added tax (VAT) of 25% of all purchases (acting like a massive sales tax), and that’s after income and local taxes are paid.

Like Paul Harvey used to say, "Now you know the rest of the story".

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Are We Living In A Simulation?

Has the question been already raised and answered? Genesis:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Hey I only asked the question.

Never said I had an answer for it.


'Warp Drives' (FTL Travel) Possible?

If we're ever able to visit other distant planets we'd have to travel super long distances in shorter amounts of time then present technology allows. The key to all of this is TIME itself. How do you shrink time? By the use of 'warp drives'. That's why they're called 'warp drives'. They'd be able to warp space time.

Is it possible?
THIS ARTICLE AT seems to suggest it is. Einstein's theory of general relativity holds that an object cannot accelerate from below to above the speed of light, because the acceleration would take an infinite amount of energy. But there's a loophole, since Einstein's speed limit only applies to objects in space-time, not to the fabric of space-time itself — which can bend, expand, or contract at any speed.

The term "warp drive" implies the bending of the fabric of space-time, and doesn't require the vessel inside the teardrop-shaped space-time bubble to exceed the speed of light to work.
In other words the ship would become somewhat like a time traveler. Of course that could create other challenges which must be overcome. I suggest reading the article regarding these further considerations.

Maybe this will help clarify.

Monday, March 1, 2021

N.D. Senate Passes Bill To Hide Presidential Vote Counts Until..
North Dakota Senate Passes Bill to Hide Future Presidential Vote Counts From Public View Until After Electoral College Meets
"The North Dakota Senate this week passed a bill which aims to forbid election officials from disclosing how many actual votes are cast for each candidate in upcoming presidential elections. The total tallies would only be disclosed after future Electoral Colleges convene to select an official victor... (Republicans dominate the 47-member North Dakota senate with a commanding 40-7 majority."

Well you guys keep electing them. What did you expect?