Saturday, April 29, 2023

Current War Situation In Ukraine

Frederick Benjamin "Ben" Hodges III is a retired United States Army officer who served as commanding general, United States Army Europe. He has been Senior Advisor to Human Rights First since June 2022 and also serves as NATO Senior Mentor for Logistics. He previously held the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Biden Announces He's Running For 2nd Term


While it might be entertaining again
nothing could be worse for the country.

Any of you folks have any ideas who you'd like to see run for president?

If it ends up either of these two I will write in my own choice no matter how slim or impossible their chance may be. Although I may be considered a fool at least my conscience will be clear I hadn't encouraged either one of these guys.

Give it up Joe you had 36 years in the Senate. 8 years as vice president and achieved your ultimate goal of becoming president. When it is enough for you? As for Donald, you've lived a life far beyond what any person needs. Power, wealth and an over abundance of sex dalliances. What could possibly make you finally content? Nothing. Give it up!

Two delusional old geezers is the last thing this country needs. Several world nations already are overtaking the United States. Putting either of these two in office will surely give other competing nations the extra push they need to surpass us in almost every area.

I'm not going to even begin talking about some of the screwballs in both the state and federal legislatures. Between them and one of these two becoming president I see no reason to be proud for the direction this country's headed. Most all of them are living in an entirely different world then the other 300+ million whom they claim to represent yet remain clueless.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Some Lehigh Valley High School Musicals From The 2010 Freddy Awards

Some Of The Lehigh Valley High Schools Performing At the Freddy Awards In 2010 Broadcast on WFMZ-TV Allentown From The Easton State Theatre.

LVCI's Old Video Concerning Recycling

Here's a cranky video I made on recycling back in February 2009 bellyaching about packaging waste. It was true back then as it still is today.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Select Headline Links 04/23/2023

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Ordered to Pay $5 Million to Expert Who Debunked His Election Claims

Michigan Republicans Vote To Keep Law Barring Unwed Couples From Living Together

After blowback these tickets were reduced to warnings.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Select Headline Links Plus My thoughts On The FOX News Settlement (04/19/2023)

Massive explosion kills 18,000 cows as ‘fire ignites animals’ farts’ in blast causing £28million worth of damage

Jalen Hurts gets record-breaking $255 million [5 year]contract extension from Eagles

Recording Captures Oklahoma Officials Discussing Hiring Hit Men To Kill Reporters

NY Woman, 20, Shot Dead After Wrong Turn In Man's Driveway

2 Texas cheerleaders shot after getting into wrong car in parking lot

White homeowner accused of shooting Black teen who went to the wrong house in Kansas City
This whole thing turned out just as I thought it would. We're being suckered by everyone involved. The lawyers and voting machine company made out like bandits. FOX News won't be out one thin dime once they raise their cable franchise fees and pass on additional advertising costs to consumers. Not one celebrity had to face accountably for what they did on the witness stand.

If true justice would have been served each and every on-air joker would have been forced to explain themselves on the witness stand. Any settlement reached should have come out their own pockets. Instead FOX News (cable subscribers and advertisers via we consumers) picked up the tab for them. In other words the whole thing is a sham. No one suffered any true consequences for their actions. One giant payoff to make it disappear. JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Two Videos Explore So-Called Artificial Intelligence

A few brief comments before you watch the following two videos.
(1) According to YouTube the average amount of time someone watches a video is about 3 minutes. Talk about attention deficit disorder! Considering what AI is capable this puts most humans at a major disadvantage. That right there should be cause for worry if we're to interact at even a small level with what may lay ahead.

(2) I've stated before there is no such thing as 'artificial intelligence'. There's nothing artificial about intelligence. It exist unto itself no matter the container it occupies. Humans didn't invent it. It had to already existed or we never could become a repository for it.

(3) Keep in mind our brain is nothing more then a bunch of neurons firing electrons from one cell to an other processing limited thoughts. Wouldn't that pretty much make these computers the same as we except not being bioorganic in nature. In addition able to hold unlimited memory and processing power chips unlike our single brain's limitations.

(4) AI only needs electrons. These units have no need for heat nor cold, food nor water. Not even oxygen to breath. Even pollution would not affect their being. Unlike humans parts are easily replaced if they become damaged or infected. They are also aware 24/7 having no need for sleep. Seems to me that would make them superior for the next leap in intelligent evolution.

It's my hope you'll take an hour to watch the following two videos. Course I'm going to assume almost nobody will. In so not doing it will go to show how inattentive humans can be aside of these next generation so-called machines.

The future of artificial intelligence | 60 Minutes

Full audio conversation between Blake Lemoine and LaMDA​

So the question becomes, in nature do we hold a special place in this universe?

Sunday, April 16, 2023

'The Big Bang' Just A Theory?

To my mind logically it always seemed implausible. The reason I say this is, if there was a point where the explosion occurred there would be an area either more dense OR a unpopulated area where it was to have occurred. Yet every space survey ever done shows equal density the full 360 degrees in every direction. To my way of thinking this would be impossible if there were a so-called 'Big Bang'.

In other words when it comes to the universe we're left with little else then theoretical science. Thus my thoughts are as valid as any. Can't prove me wrong. Can't prove me right. Thanks to this $10 billion marvel of scientific geniuses proving I'm not totally off the mark.

By the way, this also proves we have no idea how or when all of this started. All we have to work with is the "visible" universe known through the equipment we have today. No telling if we'll ever learn what lies beyond theoretical math or our own limited physicality.

Science is now showing us our greatest imaginations cannot begin to fathom the actual massive reality which exists beyond human comprehension.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Subway Singer Video

I'm impressed with these kind of talents running around we seldom see.

Word of advice: Don't become a singer.
There's far too many great singers then gigs to support earning a living at it.

I can't count the number of times it was announced this was a singer's debute.
(Never to be heard from again)

Thursday, April 13, 2023

United States.. WE HAVE PROBLEMS

Major media and politicians constantly fill our airwaves with their attacks on one another. However what really matters is how the American people actually live. Both government and media persoanalities are so well paid they lost any concept of what actually exist in this country outside their own bubbles. The only time any of them dare to enter into the areas you are about to see is if there's a crime or photo op to be had for them.

This country is in a deep decline. Denying such will not make it disappear. I doubt the majority of America gives a damn who's president or which political party is able to destroy the other. What this country desperately needs is some leadership. People who actually care about the entire population not just those who suck up to them.

There's lots of people hurting in this country. Failure to recognize this fact will result in the United States becoming a third world country like those we accuse of existing elsewhere. There can be no greatness if we can't demonstrate to the world why they should emulate our nation. Failure is not an option, else the United States will go down in history as just another collapsed ideology relegated to obscurity like so many other failed nations before us.

I Went Back To California. My Home Town

Nick Johnson has lots more videos like these.

Select Headline Links 04/13/2023

NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media'
COMMENT- Somehow Elon mistakenly believes users depend on Twitter.
Actually it's the other way around.

Elon Musk calls for US government to ‘defund NPR’ after outlet quits Twitter

U.S. Postal Service to raise price of stamps again

Monday, April 10, 2023

Why The Hell Do People Buy HOA Homes

I've seen dozens of these HOA nightmare video stories. Between leasing cars, paying rent (making most unable to afford a home), soaring medical costs, ever increasing beyond reaonable measure utlility bills and never ending college loans it seems individual ownership and financial independence has become nearly impossible.

As a result freedom in America has become far more threatened then it ever was before. Trying to keep one's head above water by working has become a modern day form of slavery of sorts. Never mind the government taking away our rights. These are far greater immediate threats that affect us all much more directly.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Friday, April 7, 2023

Invasive Species Sighted In Allentown Park

^^^ Check out the Youtube link on Stephanie's tweet ^^^

I wonder how if the parks department is going to deal with this?

Unimpeachable Clarence Thomas Defends His Free Vacations From Billionaire:
Clarence Thomas says trips paid for by billionaire were 'personal hospitality,' not business
"Early in my tenure at the Court, I sought guidance from my colleagues and others in the judiciary, and was advised that this sort of personal hospitality from close personal friends, who did not have business before the Court, was not reportable," Thomas said."

Now a bunch are calling for Clarence to be impeached. It ain't ever going to happen. Here's why.

Former State Senator Daylin Leach said on his blog.- "We currently have 51 US Democratic senators, and that counts Manchin and Sinema, which means we have 49 Democratic senators. Now, ask yourself how many Republican senators are going to vote to remove Clarence Thomas from the Court and allow Joe Biden to appoint some traitorous, communist groomer (as they see it) to replace him? If you guessed zero, you are a bit high...

Progressives need to spend time picking battles that can be won, which includes a hard-nosed and objective assessment of what is actually achievable, and what is not."

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Joe Rinaudo Discusses the American Fotoplayer

Every home should have one. Your neighbors would love it.

they're better exercise then a Peloton.
Although I'm not sure which one cost less :-)

"Rough and Ready"