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.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Lee Wong, an elected official in West Chester, Ohio & @USArmy veteran with 20-years of service, took his shirt off during a town hall meeting on Wednesday and revealed scars he received during his service. “Is this patriot enough?” he asked #StopAsianHate https://t.co/3nCwTlVGxD pic.twitter.com/0R1TX3MTtp— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) March 26, 2021
A better statement he could not have made.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Doocy calls out Psaki for having "never been on" Joe Biden's pre-selected "list" of journalists to call on, dating back to the campaign: "I'm just curious if that is official administration policy."— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 26, 2021
Psaki says Biden has taken his questions, but it's only when Doocy yelled back pic.twitter.com/hn9MPAGzmi
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.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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.
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
... 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
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.
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.
UIploaded in 2018
Australia (another of about a dozen other countries)
How it works
Saturday, March 20, 2021
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.
Deadbeat Millionaires Owe IRS $2.4 Billion
...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.
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.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
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.
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
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
They're irreplaceable. Thank goodness we'll always have the chance to remember them because of the advent of video technology.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
A group of congressional Republicans are headed to the Texas border to blast Biden over what's going on.
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.
Ultrasound Waves Shown to Kill Coronavirus in MIT Experiments
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.
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
Grammys ratings tank in 2021,
Beyonce- 28 Grammys.
Ya got to be kidding!
Turkey slams Mediterranean undersea cable deal
Then again Turkey isn't none too happy with a lot of things these days (including the United States).
Jared Kushner praises Biden's Iran strategy
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 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.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021
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.
Oh please, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think.
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.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Shedding Some Light on the Ancient Astronauts Theories
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 & 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 has a whole bunch of other great tunes. THEY CAN BE FOUND HERE.
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
Monday, March 8, 2021
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.
Here are some comments on that video. (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
It certainly was no picnic. Neither for the men nor the women stationed there at the time.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
This gets even stranger. The head of National Guard says in his 19 years he has never scene this type of approval process.— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) March 3, 2021
Brutal opening line of questioning from @SenGaryPeters with the head of DC Nat’l Guard.— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) March 3, 2021
Were you able to get immediate approval from Sec of Army to deploy in June when there was violence? “I was, yes sir.”
Were you able to get that same immediate approval in Jan? “No sir”
NEW: The commander of the DC National Guard say he relayed an urgent plea for aid to the Capitol at 1:49 p.m. on Jan. 6.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 3, 2021
He didn't hear back from senior officials until 5:08 p.m.
Three hours and 19 minutes. https://t.co/RWRDJ08iEy pic.twitter.com/RavQuMxTmQ
WHAT'S CLEAR: The Pentagon stripped the DC National Guard chief of his quick-reaction authority, worried about optics and delayed real-time approval of aid to the Capitol.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 3, 2021
Hard to see how Miller/McCarthy aren't the next to be called to testify.https://t.co/5smRx02vCg
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?
What do you think?
It is utterly embarrassing that “pay people enough to live” is a stance that’s even up for debate.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2021
Override the parliamentarian and raise the wage. McD’s workers in Denmark are paid $22/hr + 6 wks paid vacation. $15/hr is a deep compromise - a big one, considering the phase in.
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
Is it possible?
THIS ARTICLE AT interestingengineering.com seems to suggest it is. 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.
Monday, March 1, 2021
North Dakota Senate Passes Bill to Hide Future Presidential Vote Counts From Public View Until After Electoral College Meets
Well you guys keep electing them. What did you expect?