Sunday, June 26, 2022

Will They Ever Write Great Songs Like The 80's Again?

What a great era
May never be another like it

2016 Final Presidential Debate: Abortion

America, it wasn't like you weren't warned.

For the 1,000th time..
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!

Pro-lifers don't like complexity: One Woman's Story


Every doctor told me it would only get worse. And it did. But I already loved him. I'd waited 8 years for him. They saw on the Ultrasound that his umbilical cord was yards long. An umbilical cord spinning out a lifeline helplessly. He'd stopped growing. But his heart continued to beat even as his movements - frantic at first when the oxygen cut off, slowed, and he became horribly still. I hated the doctors who couldn't save him.

An infection spread from the placenta to him. I began to understand, to believe them - that I would die too. I felt that we were dying. But selfishly I waited for more tests, and more tests, dozens of them. In a natural world without medical science, fluid tests, ultrasounds, in a world like the one God may have intended we would have died without the nightmare of knowing beforehand. But we are in this world. When my fever rose my family insisted. I was a mother already. My child needed me. My family arranged with New York Presbyterian Hospital for us to fly to Kansas because I was now in my 24th week and he would not have filled my palm. I dreamt of being filled with ice, and death. His organs were shutting down so there was no amniotic fluid. He was in a dry and poison uterus, suffocating. I was panicked by the thought of his suffering.

We arrived in Kansas - an arid place I had only imagined through "The Wizard of Oz". I was delirious, things were getting worse. The doctor in Kansas was kind, but sad. He carried a shotgun because he'd once been shot in both arms. Our taxi driver slowed to a crawl and rolled all the windows down as we arrived at the clinic. I didn't know why. My son was in the car with us. I hadn't realized we were coming to one of those places from TV with angry people outside. They brandished signs cruelly displaying the bodies of tiny fetuses. Pumping the signs up and down and shouting.

They saw my son in the car and began shouting at him, "Your mother is killing her baby!". A nurse pushed through to shield us and guide us into the clinic. A psychologist spoke to my son. The process took a week. There is no such thing as "partial birth". I held his tiny body. We had a private service with a minister. He was like a bird in my hands. My son. I had never felt so empty. A trickle of blood ran out of his nose and I wiped it.

Back in NYC some too observant people in my building knew. My milk had come in. The mail carrier who delivered his ashes to me knew, and I could see she wanted me to know that she disapproved. I saw she also felt sorry, but like she was supposed to despise me. We'd always gotten along. I closed the door and held the box under my robe and sobbed on the floor. "Don't worry, he just forgot something. He has to go back to get it, then he'll come back." my son was wise. I felt so much sadness.

15 months later I had a baby. I was nursing him in the glider, and the song "Frankie and Johnnie", was playing. I picked up the NYTimes. On the front page I saw that the doctor from Kansas had been killed while ushering in church. A suspect was in custody in the killing of George Tiller, a doctor in Wichita, Kan., who survived a 1993 shooting. Murdered by a man who traveled miles to kill the baby killer, hunting him down on a Sunday morning.

People think of abortion as ending life, but it saves women's lives, mothers' lives. There is life today because of Dr Tiller. Where there would have been only emptiness and death.


This was one woman's story. I'm sure there are plenty more. Life isn't as simple as half witted politicians, judges and others believe it to be. This shortsighted decision by three judges who lied at their comnfirmation hearings will be responsable for a number of more untold avoidable tragedies. My hope is their conscience will haunt them for what they have done for the rest of their lives. Assuming they even have a conscience!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Overturn of Roe vs Wade: Will Make IVF Illegal?


Folks what the supreme court has done goes far beyond abortions.
It presents a whole host of problems. Will pregnant cancer patients no longer be allowed treatment? Several hospitals already stopped them as of yesterday. Can various prescription pills be denied by states during pregnancy. What about embryos growing outside the uterus which will eventually cause organ failure killing the mother?

These problems could be solved if states grant exceptions... BUT WILL THEY? They don't have to.

It was said over the last 50 years there were some 30 million abortions. Imagine if you will if half or more were forced to be born mentally/physically incapacitated. Another 10 or 15 million others mothers refused accept left to remain in tax supported orphanages. The disabled perhaps institutionalized (at tax payer expense) for their entire lives. From neither an economic level or sociological level have I to see a positive outcome.

There are dozens of more issues many of which I'm certain have yet to be brought to light. 

Friday, June 24, 2022

SCOTUS They Aren't Stopping With Roe v. Wade

Robert Reich

We were led to believe the supreme court is nonpartisan. With today's ruling conservatives on the bench proven themselves partisan as any one else in Washington.

Another thing he didn't mention is HIPPA laws could be in jeopardy as well.

I Don't Mean To Brag, But...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The KYOTO TACHIBANA Sr. H.S. Band (Japan)

Things I noticed making them outstanding to my way of thinking...

(1) None had sheet music on their instruments. They had to memorize all the music in their 20 song performance.

(2) They had to as well remember every dance move as they played their instruments (no easy task).

(3) Sometimes high school bands are a bit pitchy (out of tune). Not this one. They were pitch perfect.



In Beppu, Japan Oct 31, 2021


Not only do I find them amazingly talented but so too their high school musical directors. They've made this one of the most professional looking bands in the world.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supreme Court Says Maine Cannot Exclude Religious School Funding

cnn.com
Supreme Court says Maine cannot exclude religious schools from tuition assistance programs
"The 6-3 ruling is the latest move by the conservative court to expand religious liberty rights and bring more religion into public life, a trend bolstered by the addition of three of former President Donald Trump's nominees."


So I assume this applies to schools that teach Muslims, Islam, Satanism, Scientology, Morman, Branch Davidians, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Amish, Church of Euthanasia, Hinduism, Buddhism, Wicca, Heathenism and countless more.

Seems like a windfall for them. Taxpayers, not so much since it's a non-deductible forced religious donation.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Joe Biden Falls Off Bike In Delaware

I thought I'd clear this up before it gets out of hand. First of all you can plainly see the right hand pedal strap snag his foot when he stopped to chat.




He is fine folks


I'm sure pundits will blow this out of proportion. Seeing both videos now you know what actually occured.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

President Bill Clinton on Gun Safety

Is Google's Chat Bot A New Form Of Life?



Star Trek NG already dealt with this issue


So the question becomes are we humans the only species capable of expressing intellgience and feelings? Are animals not also capable of being sentient as well?

It seems to me no matter the receptacle (organic or otherwise) each could be equally defined as capable of expressing feelings and intellgience. It further seems to me whether organic or machine is of little matter. Only the fact both can.

Of course there is the human ego driven instinct for survival which might wish to deny it is possible. It then follows quite possibly machine intellgience may be so driven towards self survival as well. This could lead to devastating consequences in the future. One could say we'll simply switch these machines off. What if we can't?

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Bernie Sanders Being Bernie Sanders








We're constantly led to believe Bernie is a radical left wing socialist. I think not.

Monday, June 13, 2022

About Those Gasoline prices

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Car Insurance Big Payout To Woman Who Caught STD

nypost.com
Geico ordered to pay $5.2M to woman who claims she caught STD during sex in car
"A Missouri woman who claimed she caught a sexually transmitted disease when she had sex with her boyfriend in his vehicle has been awarded a $5.2 million settlement from her now-ex-partner’s car insurance company."

Didn't know car insuarnce was suppose to cover that. Preganacy too?

Rep. AOC Spoke On Gun Reform

Following testimony from victims of the Buffalo & Uvalde shootings

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

ASD Unauditable Transportation Cost

triblive.com
Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars 'unauditable'
"A May performance audit of Allentown City School District reported $8.5 million in transportation reimbursements that was “unauditable” over a four-year period... A previous audit in 2016 noted similar issues with the Allentown school district when it was overpaid by $1.76 million for transportation reimbursements pertaining to nonpublic and charter school students."

So what else is "inauditable" and needs to be addressed?

Pardon me for being concerned where my $57 a week ($247 monthly) is going. Is my property tax being spent wisely?

I also find it interesting as of the time of this post none of our local media reported this. It came from a Southwestern Pennsylvania news source. Why is that?

Another Video From Inside Ukraine


Count your blessings.
I don't need to hear people bitching about Biden or gasoline prices when there's far greater suffering in this world.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

U-Haul Rents Them Truck w/Stolen Plate




Another example how easy it is to screw up your life in ways few would imagine possible. One of the comments was from someone who pointed out they hadn't noticed an expired license plate on the one they rented. I suppose the inspection sticker so too would not line up, thus also putting the rental insurance into question. Perhaps even automatic highway toll license readers creating further problems. What a world!

Cops Arresting INNOCENT People Using Google Data


Andrew Flusche Attorney at Law

Cellphones, street cameras, license readers, electronic parking meter monitors, speed cameras, traffic light cameras, E-Zpass, Apple AirTag, CCTVs, built in car service & location monitors, seat belt stored speed sensor, internet sites, etc.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Rodney Dangerfield Jokes


The thing I liked about Rodney was all his jokes were at his expense. Never anyone else. Something many of today's comedians seem to know little about. I'm up to me ears with political jokes too.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Yo, Over Here.. Attention Please

It's been a seriously slow couple of months. Check out my 'Blog Archive" on the right. None of these topics are worth exploring?

I've been at this for 14 years with over 4,400 posts I've never seen it this slow.
Maybe because I'm not posting enough negative bullshit.
Is that it?

About That 2nd Amendment

He spoke these words to PBS in 1990




brennancenter.org
How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment
"The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened."

This Guy Bought Brand New $2,000 Electric Pickup

From alibaba.com


A follow up 3 Months later..

Sssh don't tell anybody, I saw one of my neighbors sneaking up the alley with one of these things to go grocery shopping.

This compared to...

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Could This Explain Mysterious Dark Matter?

Our universe is expanding at greater and greater speed rather then slowing down. Scientists attempt to explain this as a result of dark matter we can't measure nor yet understand. Could this be the explanation for it?

Yet Another Morning Call Reporter Has Left

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What I'm Watching Today


I used to make a single playlist. Apparently the genius programers have screwed around with the coding.. YET AGAIN! So from now on I'll do these this way. I already removed all my previous posts. Programers have an endless lust to constantly screw around with coding causing my previous posts to crash.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Citizens Of Switzerland Own Lots Of Guns

So Many Guns, No Mass Shootings
The Daily Show Throwback (2018)

Switzerland has about 2 million privately owned guns.

We could learn a lot by their example... BUT WE WON'T!

Friday, May 27, 2022

We Learned One Thing From Texas School Shooting

We can't count on police keeping school children safe. Next idea?



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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

About The Texas School Shooting


27 school shootings have taken place so far in 2022 (140 killed)

I've been on this merry-go-round for years. Everybody goes ballistic for a time. Then, crickets. It's like a huge stone hitting the still water of a pond. It making a great big noisy splash. Then after a time water returns to it's prior quieted state. I hardly think this time will be any different.

I constantly hear about the guns being an absolute right according to the constitution. Not necessarily. The constitution was not handed down by God's hand etched in stone. The 2nd amendment is entirely a man made thing. Further more the original constitution was written on September 17, 1787 making no mention of gun ownership It wasn't until December 15, 1791 when the 2nd amendment was ratified some 4 years after the original document. It is only one of twenty six more we felt compelled to make.

In other words the constitution can be amended in whatever way the people wish it to be. Seems people ignore this fact. Now whether there is a overwhelming desire to do so or not is another matter. But let no one say it's impossible to change the words of our constitution It's entirely up to the will of majority of American people where we want our country to stand on this issue.

I'm not getting all worked up about this. Just trying to point out the constitutional argument is not an end all answer to the debate.

Click On This Image For A Complete Breakdown


Monday, May 23, 2022

Car Prices In Russia After Sanctions

"My name is Dan, I am simple Russian man. My dream is to speak English, I learn English from old American films. In this video I will show prices for cars in Russia! Also You will see what dealerships in Russia look like.

We respect polite and cultural visitors, we are not a political channel, so we do not welcome political comments, and of course we do not support rudeness and insults.

Stay safe and healthy "


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Conservative Patriots? (No They're Not)

huffpost.com
Trump Heaps Praise On Hungary's Viktor Orban At Conservative Conference
"Former President Donald Trump reportedly appeared by video feed on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest ― the first time the event has been staged abroad as the GOP nuzzles up to Hungary’s authoritarian government...

During the campaign
[Orban's run for president], Hungary’s opposition party candidates were given five minutes of time on state television to make their case to voters.

Orban touted his control of the media in his speech to American conservatives on Thursday, telling them that the path to holding power is to “have your own media.” “It’s the only way to point out the insanity of the progressive left,” Orban said, according to The Guardian...

Zsolt Bayer, a racist and antisemite who once called Jewish people “stinking excrement,” gave an address Friday where he reportedly spoke against gender and racial inclusivity.

Also scheduled to speak were Fox News’ far-right host Tucker Carlson ― who spent a week in Hungary broadcasting his show last year ― Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows and French anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen, among others."


Lord help us if this bunch ever gets to take over in 2024. A scary prospect for me. Ought to be very interesting to see what American voters do.

I've never seen such a bunch of screwballs in my entire life. In my eyes they're nothing like "patriots". More like the very opposite.

This is who conservatives are canoodling with.

Gonna follow his plan to power?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Two Morning Call Reporters Leaving

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Why We Need Extremely Well Qualified Malpractice Lawyers

I always considered malpractice lawyers greedy ambulance chasers but after reading this man's story I've completely changed my mind.

CLICK ON "Read the full conversation on Twitter"

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Things I Want To Get Off My Chest

Here's what is helping fuel increased inflation
LINKED Quote-- During his time in office, former President Trump unilaterally imposed numerous tariffs on a variety of goods,,,. Based on 2021 import levels, these tariffs currently impact over $350 billion of imports and exports and increase consumer costs by roughly $51 billion annually."

Also Trump's trade deal replacing NAFTA included a 17% tariff on Canadian infant formula because China opened a manufacturing plant in Canada.

No not everything is Trump's fault but these didn't help. Those along with American greed going ballistic and other very stupid federal policy decisions like them derived from lobbyists sponsored by selfish individuals.

I'm so over this crazy political partisanship bickering.
Trump versus Biden everywhere I turn on social media and in the news headlines. It's become never ending no matter the subject. Facts seldom matter anymore. Only what one wishes to believe.

It seems to me the majority of people in this world want to bicker rather then agree on anything. The biggest, craziest mouths are the top stars on TV/radio (no matter the format) and world leaders who help tear this world apart. They along with the public in general throughout this world who can shout the loudest.

Enough already!
We ALL either succeed or ALL sink together. It's just that simple. We're all intertwined in one way or another. We're ALL stuck in this life sustaining fishbowl we call Earth. Every country. Everywhere. Everyone.

The never ending wars since history began.. human prejudices.. religious slaughters.. AND YET IT SEEMS WE LEARN NOTHING FROM THEM. It's soooooo exhausting. Not to mention how very disappointing.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

A Visit Inside War-torn Syria




11 years of war in Syria



Much more detailed Syrian war explanation

It only take 10% of people to screw it up for the other 90%. As we can see in the 1st video most are friendly and try as hard as they can to avoid the trouble that surrounds their daily lives.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Police Search Of HBCU’S Team Bus



THIS IS BULLSHIT !!!
We all know "drug sniffing dogs" can be trained to respond on command to act like they've sniffed something out. Thus giving these pricks so-called "probable cause" whenever they want to rummage through innocent victims they've targeted.

Former Ukraine President Yanukovych's Corruption

In this video you may see why Ukraine people are fighting to the death wanting not to allow Russia back into their country.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Two GPT-3 AIs Discuss How You Can Swing Elections


Keep in mind these are two comupter programs talking to each other. Neither are real humans nor scripted.

For tons of more discussions between these two on a multitude of topics..
CLICK HERE

HERE"S ANOTHER INTERESTING SITE

They have a selection of GPT-3 celebrity interviews.

Friday, May 6, 2022

GPT-3 AI Chat Bots + Intelligent Robots

This is some really creepy stuff. Computer generated intelligence. Here we look at a conversation between two AIs.

Jack Soslow:
"The AIs were built using GPT-3, a language model that understands the English language better than anything else in the world right now.

I prompt GPT3 with just three lines:
"The following is a conversation between two AIs. The AIs are both clever, humorous, and intelligent.
Hal: Good Evening, Sophia
Sophia: It's great to see you again, Hal."

The rest of the conversation is generated. This is the first conversation I generated."



Keep in mind these 2 are stirctly ciomputer generated!

WIKIPEDIA: GPT-3
"It is the third-generation language prediction model in the GPT-n series (and the successor to GPT-2) created by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research laboratory.GPT-3's full version has a capacity of 175 billion machine learning parameters. GPT-3, which was introduced in May 2020, and was in beta testing as of July 2020,is part of a trend in natural language processing (NLP) systems of pre-trained language representations."

Food for thought
It could be possible 1,000's of these bots could be lurking throughout social media sites pretending to be real people. Perhaps even in video chats. At what point can anyone determine when there might be more of these machined intelligences on the internet then humans (especially on dating sites)?

This video claims up to 40% of Social Media comments are by bots

Keep in mind some of these are self learning just as humans are (perhaps even more so). Will there ever come a point they supersede humans via having far more abilities instantaneously then the human mind is capable of?

Here's a couple more videos on the subject...



Farming Robots (I'd turn off soundtrack-it's annoying)

If robots are going to do all the 24/7 thinking and work where do we fit in?
Let's hope one day robots don't ask this question. Most likely the answer won't be to our liking. 

Two AIs Talk About What It's Like to Be an AI (GPT-3)

I enjoy listening to these two more then I do most humans :-)

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Rep. Madison Cawthorn Simulated Sex Tape

bbc.com
US lawmaker 'won't back down' after naked tape leak
"We were acting foolish, and joking. That's it," he said. "I'm NOT backing down...blackmail won't win.... leaked video appears to show Mr Cawthorn naked in bed and making thrusting motions on top of an unidentified person."

THE VIDEO HERE



Boy that's some congress we have!

Roe V. Wade My Opinion

I'm not so much about whether abortion is proper or not. Rather about the Supreme Court itself. The issue was supposedly decided  on January 22, 1973. For some 49 years, through countless appeals and past supreme nominees we were told it was settled law.. PERIOD!. Now all in a sudden the Supremes might have pulled the rug out initiated by three of the latest Trump appointees.
 
In my opinion the court itself has invalidated it creditability. Indeed three of the latest nominees might have been considered to have lied to receive their appointments,

Again, this is not about legal abortions or not. What it is about is another unelected branch of government taking it upon themselves turning on their own past judicial members' so called final decisions. Which brings me to my core beliefs government can't be trusted. Not even among themselves.

No wonder other other nations don't trust us come each election.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Russia & Ukraine History In Under 7 Minutes

I think this media source based in Turkey did a good job with this video. It fills us in without a lot of overly detailed information.

Monday, May 2, 2022

His Grandmother Made The Journey From Kiev

Neil Diamond (2012)

There Really Was A "Bad Bad, Leroy Brown"

Jim Croce Explains...


WIKIPEDIA
On the night of Thursday, September 20, 1973, during Croce's Life and Times tour and the day before his ABC single "I Got a Name" was released, Croce and all five others on board were killed when their chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree during takeoff from the Natchitoches Regional Airport in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Croce was 30 years old.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Johnny FD Latest Post From Ukraine

I've been following Johnny for months. He shows things professionals do not.. THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES.
Volunteers of the War Zone

JOHNNY'S PAYPAL ACCOUNT


I learned so much more about Ukraine and it's people then any major media provider ever could allow the time for.

Cops Legally Steal Woman's Money

When tax revenu is never enough.


'Institute For Justice'

Another example of an out of control government.


Legislators could easily fix this...
BUT THEY WON'T!

Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions


The answer is simple.
Get a conviction, keep the money. No conviction, no money.

Monday, April 25, 2022

LV Warehouse Boom Featured On 'CBS Sunday Morning'


Many people see area growth a good thing. Not I. Liked the Lehigh Valley just fine the way it was in the 60's.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Thoughts On PA. School Property Tax Elimination

(I Didn't Make This Video)


The plan, bill, full-texts can be found at:
https://www.NoProp.Tax

See there are solutions, but are Pa. legislators willing to enact them?

This bill has been stalled for years. "Ron Snell, without any compensation and on his own time, organized a March on Harrisburg in February 2020 to let our legislators know WE WANT PA SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES ELIMINATED!"



School Property Tax Town Hall Bethlehem, PA Sept. 2017

Yet here we are 5 years later still talking with no action!
Seems candidates speak of this in their campaigns but do nothing to advance it when they get to Harrisburg. Time to change this from broken campaign promises into actual legislative action. Those politicians who bait and switch the electorate need to be publically condemned  and voted out of office as quickly as possible.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Allentown School District Should Be Investigated

Pennsylvania schools will get nearly $5 billion from the $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief package. Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Allentown School District is leading the way with an allocation of $88 million.

The Allentown School District is looking to increase property taxes by 5.3% to help fund the district’s $394 million budget.

Those two sentences above link to my sources for this information if you click on them. This is in addition to casino money pouring in.

IN MY OPINION- 
The federal government should take a serious look into the Allentown school district to investigate whether fraud is being committed. The city of Allentown provides the many city services they are responsable for at half the amount to almost four times as many people.

I believe the taxpayers are owed much more accountability by this out of control tax grabbing bureaucracy. Enough is enough already.  I'm sick of paying $250 every month on property I own as long as I pay them whatever ransom they demand. Otherwise they can legally steal my home through the courts and toss my family out onto the streets.

Is this really the America honest workers deserve for their lifetime efforts hoping for security in the old age?



Something needs to change !!!

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) Testifying At Atlanta Hearing


You know what's better then pleading the fifth?
Having no memory of anything when asked.

It seems to me if her memory is failing this bad she should be taken off the ballot if for no other reason then being mentally unfit to hold office.

"I don't recall. I don't remember... I don't recall. I don't remember... I don't recall. I don't remember... I don't recall. I don't remember... "


Remember This?

Putin Sick For Some Time?

nypost.com
Putin video heightens theories Russian leader is sick

"The footage released by the Kremlin Thursday shows Putin, 69, tightly gripping the table with his right hand as soon as he sits down — then keeping it there throughout the nearly 12-minute clip.

Putin sits with hunched shoulders and regularly fidgets and taps his toes during the briefing with his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, who is also rumored to be suffering health woes."


I also noticed the last several videos of him showed him already seated. Would be interesting to see how he's walking these days.

When you think about it Putin, Biden, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell and dozens of other world leaders are  all senior members of the over the hill gang. None of them the sharpest tools in the shed mentally speaking.

UPLOADED: March 15, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Are We Living In A Simulation ?




So many ancient earth technologies can't be explained. Glitch in the program?

Every time we can explain one thing in the universe dozens more seem to be discovered which cannot. New updates to the simulation in which we exist?

It is said, the eye cannot see itself. Perhaps other then by producing a reflection of itself. Is this the "creator's" dilemma it finds itself in?

It is also said we were created in our creator's own image. It would therefore stand that neither he/she/it or we may never come up with a final solution. At least not until such a condition in which a final conclusion can be made. If it's even possible.

Friday, April 15, 2022

10% Of People Are Ruining Social Media

Social media isn’t the majority – it’s the vocal fringe.

In my limited (but long time) experience I found this to be true.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Pennsylvania Election Question

wfmz.com
Pa. Senate votes to end drop boxes, outside money for elections
"Bills to ban drop boxes for depositing mail-in and absentee ballots..."


Could somebody explain the difference between dropping 6 ballots into a mailbox compared to these 'drop boxes' the legislators want banned?

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Two Music Videos I Came Across To Brighten Your Day

Opening From Beetlejuice's First Night Back on Broadway. (April 8, 2022)

Looks like this is going to a great fun musical to me

David Hasselhoff singing Paloma Blanca – AndrĂ© Rieu

Those notes at the end...
I didn't realize he had pipes like that!

Baseball Opening Day At Busch Stadium 2022

Home of the St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Seeing Lotsa Negativity Today. How About Something Else?








Imagine if they dared do this on today's TV !!




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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

How Serena Williams Saved Her Own Life

elle.com
How Serena Williams Saved Her Own Life
"Black women are nearly three times more likely to die after childbirth than white women. Serena Williams was almost one of them. Here, in her own words, she tells her story."

My take away:
It's important doctors listen to their patients. Unfortunately many do not. We had a couple of those kind of experiences with my wife's medical care. We found better doctors since then who do listen. Thank goodness.



USPS (Taxpayers) Got Snuckered

But that didn't happen.
Now it will cost all us taxpayers more over time.

Hats Off To Sean Hannity (One Of His Best Interviews)


I hope Sean does more of this kind of stuff.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Russian Ambassador To The UN Lied His Ass Off

I watched in entire disbelief as the Russian scum ambassador completely twisted and lied about everything. What he said was completely opposite to what everyone knows to be reality. Especially given the hundreds of thousands Ukrainian witnesses who testify otherwise. What a sick human being no matter how much he's being paid. He not worthy to breath the same air of civilized people.

This is horrible for the Russian people who'll suffer greatly for Putin's putrid lying allies controlling their media. Not just the civilians but so too the lied to 10,000's ill equipped and barely trained conscripts they sent to be slaughtered 

THIS IS NOT FAKED VIDEO!


I Wholly Agree With Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger


Right now the U.S. Congress is mostly composed of a bunch of ignorant turds that care only about party politics. Every vote they take on either side of the capitol is predictable. Democrats nearly 100% "for". Republicans nearly 100% against no matter what the issue is.

Including the judicial committee nominee for the next supreme court justice (11-11). Hell, like I didn't see this coming. It ridiculous to listen to nearly all 22 members of the committee bloviate endlessly for hours knowing how they were going to vote in the end. Neither side gives a crap what the other is saying. Quite frankly neither do I. Just vote without debate. Spare us self serving egotistical BS.

These jokers could care less about the United States or the people who sent them there. It's all about themselves and the party they're a member of. The rot runs deep. I see little hope of it improving.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Putin's War On Ukraine In A Nutshell

(1) There have always been those in high power who sought to restore the old U.S.S.R., Putin is the fall guy for them.

(2) Putin and his cronies know they will never get Ukraine back the way they anticipated. Knowing this are set on a scorched earth policy destroying everything possible. Killing Ukrainians either directly or by destruction of their infrastructure and through starving them to death. Call it what it is, ethnic cleansing.

No matter how this ends it will be miserable for the Ukrainians who most likely won't  see the country back the way it was for many, many years. Perhaps a century or more.

It's been said by critics the reason Western nations are making a fuss is these people are almost entirely white Christians. Are we to feel guilty about that? I certainly don't think we should. What's wrong with being a white Christian?

Monday, March 28, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

This Is Not How You Do Energy Independance

lehighvalleylive.com
Natural Gas Plant On Hold
"The $800 million plant was intended to liquify million of gallons of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale gas field per day, with the liquified gas to be transported by rail or truck more than 175 miles to a proposed New Fortress export terminal in Gibbstown, New Jersey, along the Delaware River near Philadelphia. From there, the LNG would have been loaded onto ships for overseas delivery."

In 2021, the United States exported about 8.63 million b/d of petroleum to 176 countries and 4 U.S. territories.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

The Second Coming Of Trump | 60 Minutes Australia


In 2022 and again in 2024 people will make their voices known.
These are interesting times.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Bad Language


An annoyance of mine are these TV assignment reporters. When someone gets knocked down outside they end up on the ground, the grass, pavement, asphalt or anything other then "the floor". Floors are inside. Those others I mentioned are not.

Another classic is watching the TV camera focus on the "street" sign while the reporter is saying the incident happen on the road. The street sign clearly states it's a street. Have ADD?

An avenue is not a "AVE."  There's no such word. Call the roadway what it is. 

While I'm at it there is no such word as "SATRad" either. This is another abbreviation. This one for 'satellite radar'. Please spend the milliseconds of energy it would expend to speak correctly.

Things get worse on social media. Smart phones cannot make people look smarter then they are.
        Examples:
            I rote to him about it.
            I liked it to.
            It stuck to my tung.
            Some sno we had.
            I red that somewhere.
            That was sum show.
            It was after darc.
            Man your dum!




Wednesday, March 9, 2022

About Those High Gasoline Prices..

It roils me the amount of misinformation going around. The majority of which blames President Biden.





(1) Can someone show me one country in the world where prices are not going up? Biden cannot control prices in this country let alone prices in other countries throughout the world.

(2) Last year we used more oil then the year before. This year is on track for using even more. Yet there is no shortage at any pump. Therefore the problem is with prices rather then supply issues.

(3) There are at least 3 major oil companies supposedly competing. How come everyone of them charge the same prices within pennies? Price fixing?

(4) We used to drive efficient vehicles. Now a whole bunch of people are driving huge pickups they have no use for. Most which wouldn't fit in my garage. This along with the unnecessary single driver in a 5 or 7 seater SUV', vans, etc.

(5) I much rather spend $5 a gallon then not being able to get gasoline like we couldn't several years ago when it was less then half this price.

(6) Gasoline companies are not patriots. There's absolutely no incentive having to transport and hope to sell 20% more fuel to earn the same income they get delivering 20% less product. The same oil companies that show they're making record profits.

(7) People love to point fingers, whine and complain about everything. It's what we do.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

GASOLINE PRICES in Russia after SANCTIONS 2022!

Uploaded March 4, 2022


Prices in a Russian GROCERY STORE After SANCTIONS as of 02/28/2022

I noticed at the end of their shopping trip they got on an elevator to the 1st floor parking deck. Great idea for our stores who have problems with snatch and grabs. Imagine scooping up your stolen bounty only to end up locked in an elevator. Works for me!

Once again we need to remind ourselves Russian people are not our enemy. The Russian government is. This is what makes Putin so putrid. He's pitting people all over the world against one another other.

Friday, March 4, 2022

The Stock Market Is Rigged

It's a rich man's club..
and..
you aren't in it!


My advice. Take whatever money you can spare and pay down your loans. Especially mortgage loans. Put it in FDIC backed savings accounts. You may not make much on interest but you'll never lose your money either. To my way of thinking if you're playing the stock market you might as well invest it in horse racing or in casino games. Take a look around. Ask someone you know who's playing stocks and ask them how they've made out.

High speed trading


What about Bitcoins?
Why Bitcoin is a Scam.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Truth About The Keystone Pipeline


That's it in the nutshell. I'm so sick of hearing this bullshit that somehow the Keystone pipeline would be anything then other then what it is. Year after year even up to today ignorant people have no idea what their talking about. It was never meant to significantly fuel the United States... PERIOD. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.

It most certainly won't help lower gasoline prices either. In order to make a profit extracting tar sands oil the price must stay above $100 a barrel for this highly polluting type of crude. This translates to nearly the same we're now paying at the pump. As of this writing oil is currently $105.81 a barrel.



Monday, February 28, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Ukrainian-Russian Border ( One Day Before Invasion ) VIDEO UPDATE

I've followed this guy for months (bald and bankrupt). He's constantly taken us viewers places others have not. Mostly backwood towns and abandoned former Russian buildings. The videos he records are very raw and straight forward.

A week now seems a lifetime ago in terms of the rapidly changing events in Ukraine. I arrived in the country thinking to myself 'Putin isn't mad enough to invade because the Ukrainian people will fight to the death for their country. It will be like Stalingrad.' And yet I was completely wrong to underestimate his insanity. Now as I write this the people who I met in this video are living under bombs and bullets. Unbelievable how much suffering Ukrain e has gone through in its history.
I could write so much but I will leave that until my next video. In the meantime I wish the people of Ukraine well and hope for their safety in this terrible war



I've always found myself better informed with his unique style of travelogues.  Check out HIS CHANNEL if you're interested in more of them.

bald and bankrupt VIDEO UPDATE

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Why You Can't Repair Your Own Vehicle

This is crazy. I had no idea someone couldn't possibly replace these two basic parts on their own. The days of being your own DIY garage mechanic are way long gone. I've been watching dozen's of this guy's videos. Enough of them to realize I wouldn't dare try and repair even the spark plugs (many of which are buried beneath a nest of other parts). His patience and skills far exceed my own or ever would hope to have.

'Rainman Ray' (Florida) is a very patient well educated guy.  Imagine what the tools alone cost. Thus making the repair shop a cheaper alternative. No wonder repairs cost so damn much.


A 20 minute repair that ends up taking
hours through no fault of the mechanic.

I truly wish I could be certain to find a skilled mechanic as such as he in this area. This occupation seems to require the same skills as a surgeon at fraction of the pay.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Liquidity Services- It's Like Recycling But Better


We've bought lots of stuff at "Ollie's" including 2 air conditioners that we've used for years. I've also browsed through Amazon's online outlet. It really comforting to know most of this stuff isn't going to the dump.

Perhaps a few Allentown entrepreneurs might want to consider opening shops selling this stuff downtown. I'm certain they'd be more successful then opening yet another beanery.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Documentary: "Active Measures" (2018) WATCH IT!

Trailer


A clip from the documentary

This explains where things stand today regarding Trump, the Ukraine and more.


The Entire Documentary

I'm going to say this as terse as I possibly can. Anyone who doesn't take the time to watch this, supports Trump and his minions are fools for Putin. If the U.S. ends up going in this direction we are a nation of fools.

I consider this the most important post I've done to date. If I don't see a good number of people watching this video or commenting I wash my hands of posting anything of significance in the future. Let the chips fall where they may. There's no point in trying to post anything of importance in the future if people wish to carry on as though the walls aren't closing in on our democracy.

I'll say, screw it. You'd think people would care, but I'm finding mostly it isn't so. I'll just keep these concerns to myself and post BS nonsense I find which brings me greater joy and a whole lot less frustration.