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Groupthink & Media

My commentary, not op-ed, to PBS Washington Week producers.

I am trying to understand why there seems to be such a strong “undercurrent” within the people whom I communicate. After watching PBS Washington Week and considering the money I see donated to PBS and NPR by big oil tycoons, the Koch brothers, I am now beginning to understand.

The PBS programs appear to be in the gutter, avoiding good investigative journalism and relying on analysis of political ideas and the ideas of those who don’t support the fascist, John Birch, KKK agenda in America today. You don’t discuss this fascist agenda, perhaps because money comes to PBS from fascists like the Koch brothers and big oil?

Gasoline prices. They are actually lower, figuring for inflation over a long period of time, and in comparison to the inflation aspect of consumer earnings. I have the evidence. It was published in NEWSPAPERS but not in the broadcast media. Comparisons in terns of inflation, from the early 1950s to the oil embargo of the 1970s, to today. I READ NEWSPAPERS and PRINT COPY of periodicals. I could do without the junk mail in print copy, but we are FORCED by big fat pigs of corporations to accept the lack of printed NEWS and INFORMATION.

Inflation. Really no worse than it has been many times in history. But keep limiting information to being the worst. I have seen worst. Give us a long term HISTORICAL evidence this is the worst. Do a comparison to what the inflation was like under various political party leaderships over the past. Nixon and his proposals for “price controls.” Don’t just tell us how a FEW voters think about this. That is disgusting.

Dealing with inflation. There is newspaper info. with ideas about how to deal with inflation. But of course the technology industry, propped up by big oil and the fascists, is pushing a liberal agenda to stop reading newspapers. Yes. I said liberal.

And then the liberal agenda pushes the envelope in trying to maintain that, somehow, reading newspapers in digital form is going to save trees. Really? What saves trees is to stop ripping down the rain forests for development and not replacing those trees, such as what has happened in a South American nation now run by a vicious fascist. PLUS. The consideration that the more technology, computers, and mobile phones there are, the more electricity is consumed which brings pressure on the electricity infrastructure and its grid to produce more.

Does anyone actually believe the fascist agenda with Trump, Rick the Prick Scott, DeSatan, and others is truly going to change the scenario I identify above?

Rick the Prick inherited from Democrats a really lousy setup of PUP insurance for hurricane coverage in Florida. Did Rick the Prick make a change? Nah! He never made any change in this. What DID Rick the Prick do instead? Fought Obamacare because it goes against the egotistical narcissistic ways of Rick the Prick who made money from PRIVATIZATION of hospitals, where he plead the 5th numerous times when he was charged with stealing from Medicare. |

When Florida voters approved of a fast-speed rail system so as to save money over the long term and cut down on carbon emissions, why did Rick the Prick override the voters? Because he had his marching orders from the Koch brothers and others who insisted they wanted to continue to sell oil and to hell with other means of getting around it.

Those of us consumers and voters were screwed by Rick the Prick when he did this. Some of us invest in corporations which wish to do BOTH oil and alternative fuels. The Koch brothers ONLY want oil. So, in the name of the Koch brothers, Rick the Prick took his marching orders from vicious egotistical bastards who just MIGHT be giving support to PBS. And we the consumers who invested in real residential real estate along the route of that rail system were screwed as well.

Developers along that proposed rail route were screwed as well, while corrupt developers in Palm Beach, with house flippers, made out well with their corrupt practices while working with the banks. Who does real estate in Palm Beach County? Care to guess? The guy at Mar-a-Lago.

And the answer to this is, by the ideas of the fascists, to use coal and pollute more. Electricity in a Florida utility, I am told, is now concentrated with coal and gas while a less-polluting nuclear plant has been shut down. Not to endorse the ideas of nuclear, but there has been R&D work to improve the safety of producing nuclear. Where? in Europe, where the build rail systems.

The undertow of groupthink talk here is to put down electric vehicles, as if they are going to do bad things to the electric grid. What about the bad things being done to the grid when people are buried more in technology and not paying attention to their fellow human beings?

What is being described here is being done in the midst of this consumer groupthink undertow of information to push the idea that the local newspaper stop printing on paper. The anti-electric vehicle (anti-solar, anti-wind power, anti-hydro power) and pro-non-printing on paper is inconsistent in claiming, “the environment will be better.” According to this talk, solar is awful. Wind power is awful. But keep putting those newspapers out in digital form where consumers have to fight with the technology and pay higher costs just to get their newspapers and INFORMATION.

But no. The cost aspect is thrown at me by those who wish to defend what THEY want and never consider an overall COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS over the long term.

Liberals are just as bad in pushing the envelope too far. There are alternative biomass fuels which can LOWER carbon emissions in vehicles. But no That lack of PERFECTION and they reject those and dig in their heals ONLY for solar or wind power, etc. Methanol. Still has carbon emissions. But compare such fuels to gasoline emissions? Is it better? I believe it is. But only a theory on my part. We need the evidence from the media doing its job, not simply giving us analytical views of politics.

In a PURPLE America where we got along, the production of methanol fuels could be bolstered by people working with Iowa farmers, not the coal producers. Or by orange growers in Florida with “co-electric projects.” Corn and other agricultural products can be grown in the back yards of the Keystone project people in Pennsylvania. For the production of fuels with LOWER carbon emissions. Not zero carbon emissions, perhaps. LOWER carbon emissions than what we get with gasoline. Hybrid vehicles as a choice for consumers as we ease into electric vehicles. But no. Liberals are opposed to this just as much as the big fat pig fascist oligarchs of oil are opposed to electric vehicles, solar, wind, and other energy sources. Such fascists get supposedly good-thinking “red” Americans to stupidly line up behind them.

Even if someone like me did not care for George W. Bush, he pushed the idea of reduced carbon emission vehicles. I liked that. In one of his state of the union addresses, he pushed for the use of switch gas for biomass fuels. Why? Because, as he proposed this, he outlined how the fermentation process can be reduced. So where are the switch grass farms today, some 20 years later? We have the agricultural lands, but where are these farms and the corn farms today, for these purposes? Stifled by liberals who insist “we don’t have a perfect fuel, so let’s not do this because we wish to concentrate on ONLY the perfect energy sources with NO emissions.” Stupidity here , too, among the liberal groupthink. HOWEVER.

Where is the money today? In the hands of the liberals who are yelling and screaming their dissent? Or in the hands of the wealthiest at the top who insist there IS no climate change, so let us continue to use oil. For the future of our children and generations into the future, we need to stop this BS approach and work together. We need those of us who have invested in a more moderate approach to get us through these years and into the future. A STRATEGIC PLAN is missing because there is too much tugging of one way or the other just to see who comes out the winner. The WINNER needs to be our entire community of people in the great USA, into the future. What is the STRATEGIC PLAN to accomplish this goal? With the fighting and the turmoil, I have a problem detecting it.

It’s a PURPLE STRATEGIC PLAN, not a RED PLAN (fascists) or BLUE PLAN (liberals) which will determine our way forward, based on what we can learn from the past, not RE-LIVE the past, as the stupidity of MAGA, QAnon, and others propose.

The reason the Koch brothers and other big fat pigs in the oligarchs push for Trump, Rick the Prick Scott, and DeSatan is really simple to see. So why is the media not projecting this? Is PBS getting support from the Koch brothers, so ignores this simple thing?

Governor Lawton Chiles, of Florida (and a person people hoped would be president in 2000), filed a lawsuit which brought down big tobacco in the USA. He filed this lawsuit with several other states, due to the cost the states had to endure in helping their citizens with lung cancer due to smoking tobacco. The costs were staggering, according to a report by journalist and lung cancer suffering Peter Jennings. Chiles won the lawsuit.

The vicious fat pigs of North Carolina relented by taking over the electric utility where Chiles had served on the board of directors. With thousands of other Florida employees, I lost my job due to the strategic plans of those fat pigs. A plan implemented slowly and over time and gives us much of what we have today

I am just supposed to shut up about this, due to the benefits I had following the layoff. But I won’t. Because much of what the fat pigs like Jeb Bush, Rick the Prick and DeSatan did in the interim between layoff and retirement was to screw me even more. I speak of this, in site of the wonderful career I had. I could have had more in retirement. That is a statement made because their are stupid asses who vote for the fascist Republicans who wish to bring down the Medicare and Social Security systems for which I rely on after Rick the Prick Scott and others destroyed some of my retirement investments in Florida, among other things.

These oligarchic fools don’t have the right to do that just because they have money and they need to be called on it. Where is the media to do this laying these people on the carpet? By the first words in the Constitution, WE THE PEOPLE, these fools don’t have a right to do this. Just by those simple words alone. They believe that what is good for the oligarchs is good for the nation. BS on that.

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Power which takes into consideration more than a minority of people called white people is a corrupt power and tries to move towards the “absolute power which corrupts absolutely.” Koch brothers, John Birch, KKK are all corrupt and their absolute power corrupts we the people absolutely.

I have heard by hearsay from a person married to a white apartheid-loving anti-Mandela person from South Africa, that the tobacco companies have moved operations to South Africa. So, that makes that lawsuit by Lawton Chiles so bad that they had to murder Lawton Chiles and make it look like something else? Rather than build better “American mousetraps” (as has been a good example of America), we embolden white supremacists out of their closet of hiding their racism and cry foul when things are not as foul as these people make things to appear?

The only speculation I can make is that we have a lousy media today taking their cue from the money of the Koch brothers, Rupert Murdoch, and other oligarchic robber barons of the 21st Century. A media which does not follow what Peter Jennings did with his reports about big tobacco and the lawsuits which benefited society overall (according to the Peter Jennings reports). A media which will identify and bring out of the closet the vicious fascists today, rather than just reporting everything as if we as normal today as the era of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, etc.

What does the media propose to do? What analysis based on strategic plans for the sake of WE THE PEOPLE does the media intend to present? Anything? Because I don’t see it and have to wonder why? I say, WHY NOT?

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Economy, Inflation, Gasoline, Oh MY!

Washington Week, Oct. 21, 2022

My factual commentary, not an opinion editorial (op-ed).

First of all, this is no way for contacting you – by form. I despise it. Same thing with social media. It’s all about the opinions in short messages. I object. A person whose funeral was celebrated in the past two weeks, reminded us by way of her eulogy, that using technology and phones was so un-human when considering we no longer talk face-to-face. Thumbs thumbs thumbs and not speaking with one another.

Now I have that out of the way, the reason for me contacting you.

On your program last night (Fri., Oct. 21), your analysts proved once again how media concentrates on analyzing opinions, not providing the facts. As on a one-time television program, the police detective said, “just the facts, ma’am, just the fax.” The character of Perry Mason said, “I am not interested in your opinion, only the evidence.” You use opinions as evidence far too much. Those two television series were models for the American public in the 1950s and 1960s, as reading by Americans declined (according to George Will).

Recently, a wonderful actress named Angela Lansbury died. In her series after the time period I describe above, she would often say, “I have a theory, but I need the evidence.”

I ask you wonderful media people, with due respect, why do you constantly analyze the opinions of people and never look for evidence to support such people. Where did the opinions of voters, brought forward last night, derive? From surveys? From just a few voters? Where did those opinions about issues derive?

Recently, in waiting for my car in a detailing shop, I waited some two hours in a bar. I was not drinking, but just needed to get a soda and burger to eat and the establishment was the closest for walking. Just to clarify because I rarely visit bars.

Perhaps I should visit bars more often. Because what I heard spoken by the people (mostly men, but a woman, too) was this. How lousy healthcare in America was, particularly focused on one PRIVATE local healthcare unit. I never heard one thing about the “bail issue in NY.” That “bail issue” lying commercial was prevalent – from the Republicans. Lies in the commercials. Not one word was spoken about any of the other issues for which Republicans in New York are lying so as to gain votes. Hitler’s Goebbels: “tell a lie so many times that it becomes fact.”

Never once do I ever hear the media of any kind speak about what is happening with regard to lies. Just presentation of analysis of the various opinions, even some voters. Just the facts, ma’am. Just the TRUTH, ma’am. And in the process, your remarks do nothing but scare voters away from the polls.

Last night, you had a clip of the debated between Stacey Abrams and Kemp of Georgia. Kemp was quoted as saying (paraphrased) that he made the voting registration process in Georgia an online system easier to use. Beg your pardon? You broadcast that piece of information and later last night, I get a call from a person who recently moved from Florida to Georgia. He described the voter registration, online, as being a nightmare, so he did not do it. There goes one vote from Abrams, whom he likes a great deal.

My bet is that it is now too late for this person to register for the upcoming election in which he favors Stacey Abrams. Every vote counts. So, I suggested he vote absentee in Florida since his address is still in Florida and he would vote for Charlie Crist rather than Ron DeSantis. Every vote counts.

Instead, this person reminded me of what it was like to vote absentee in Florida. He lived at a residence far from where he was attending college. It was a nightmare. I recall when I turned 18 in upstate NY, living at college but my primary residence being my home some four hours from college, doing absentee ballots then and finding it to be far less complex than what Florida made it, for the sake of the Republicans. More Democrats in the state of Florida, yet somehow the Republicans win and have a one-party state there.

Where is the historical evidence when discussing inflation and gas prices? There were many times of inflation in my life. We never pointed at the government.

Gas prices today are equal to about what they where 50 years ago (1973) during the time of the oil embargo. Historical economics evidence speaks mountains. First of all, if people would read newspapers, an op-ed columnist wrote about how, on the basis of inflation over the LONG TERM, the prices of gasoline today are lower than in the early 1950s when there was a gas increase and LOWER THAN the prices during the oil embargo, WHEN ADJUSTED FOR LONG-TERM INFLATION. Look at the salaries of the big oil conglomerate oligarchs today, compared to those earlier years? Did you do that? No. I know that oligarchic salaries since the 1970s have increased 1000% or more today. Even the salaries of workers paying for the gasoline are higher and give them a higher earnings level than those during the oil embargo (but not as much as 1000%).

The SAME PEOPLE who gave us the oil embargo are the problem today. Trump and big oil of Texas LOVE the Saudis. Trump and big oil LOVE Putin and the Russians. Putin is a by-product of those years during the oil embargo.

Did this historical evidence ever get revealed last night? Not once did I hear such examples. Instead, we heard the presentation of opinions on the side of “what the voters are saying.” Does it ever behoove media to present historical evidence which might show these voters being mesmerized by the very people who are the cause of the problem – Trump and his cronies, big oil, and the remnants of OPEC? What is presented is stupid people too easily mesmerized by lies who are snotty brats moaning and groaning like a bunch of spoiled brats.

I say this because in the years of the oil embargo and high gasoline, we came together more often to do something. We did NOT point fingers at a president or the government, due to the oil problem. We did not look at handouts from a government. How many times did I take my 4-hour trip to college in the cars of other parents other than my own? Car pooling on our own, not done by a government. How many times, when I purchased my OWN car, did I share rides with other college students (four of us to be exact) on the 4-hour drive to college and back? I saved those parents the gas money for each of four potential car loads of students. My parents never paid me for the gas. I would sometimes receive some cash from some of the riders, but I never insisted on it.

There were others who did the same thing. Voluntary car pooling. No one FORCED us to do it. Some did the car pooling from Long Island to the college, typically a six to eight hour trip. Some rode the bus.

We used different modes of transportation Only after a few years did some local governments set up car pooling options for the residents. AFTER the years we car pooled. Had electric or hybrid cars been available, we would have rejoiced. Big oil is trying to sabotage that and captures the stupid imaginations of too many stupid people.

The other thing about last night’s broadcast. Never mentioning the accomplishments of President Biden and the Democrats, except to brush them off with no analysis of WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. Unemployment is down and has been reduced since President Biden took office. That should shoot holes into the lies of Oz in Pennsylvania, based on big oil, when discussing a Keystone project. “Loss of jobs.” OH? And what about the increase in jobs in the economy which has caused a lowering of unemployment? In other words, it’s lousy to lower unemployment but boy is it lousy that there is a lack of jobs due to – Keystone – offshore drilling in Florida, etc., etc. etc.

And then to hear some dwell on the reason to be against electric vehicles is the unfunded mandates for putting such vehicles in public transit. I have seen Republicans do unfunded mandates MANY, MANY, MANY times – to the detriment of public education. Don’t notice these people who are whiners complaining about those unfunded mandates which cause the taxes for public education to increase.

As for inflation, those of us who lived through inflationary periods have a great deal to teach, but are being shut down by the listeners of false information – from Fox News. how many times have I tried to take the opportunity to TEACH (my career was teaching) and other on the “red” side of the coin simply talk over me and not allow me to say one thing? My only way to say anything is writing, as in this example. But the media makes it more difficult to get published, with short snippy little tweets full of emotions and opinions, not the facts.

And who reads newspapers, right? Those of us who don’t like what I describe here which happened in last night’s Washington Week. The rest of the snotty young spoiled brats don’t read newspapers. Yet, in the newspapers of LOCAL INFORMATION and so forth, we have read information explaining how to overcome inflation. Instead, the Republican jerks of America rely on the fact that people don’t read such information and wisdom of age and inspire these brats against the government of Joe Biden and the Democrats. People who are NOT PERFECT, but have a record of doing some good things to counter what has been happening. The good things apparently are being BURIED by the strategies of lies and emotions emanating from a Republican Party leadership. Thus, these bastards LOVE it that we don’t come together as a nation and figure out how we can all deal with the inflation. They just expect someone to fix it.

When I was recently in a grocery store and looking for short ribs for a recipe I came across, the prices of short ribs exceeded $10 per pound. WOW! I was not going to pay that price. Sometimes, due to the cost, the stores just did not stock that meat.

When speaking with a human being called a butcher (at the store), it was suggested to me there is a less expensive cut of beef I could consider using to replace the short ribs. It was still on the expensive side, but it was worth considering. My thanks to human beings like that on the supply side who can help those of us on the demand side of a capitalist market, during these days of turmoil.

Yes, these examples are from the Middle Class. Yes, there is some suffering in the Middle Class. But so far, it has been Republicans who have worked to decrease the opportunities for people to live in the Middle Class, hoping to have “trickle-down economics” to all who become slaves and more impoverished. It has already been happening. Jack Walsh of GE, an anti-LGBTQ bigot, destroying the pensions of employees, leaving them with higher risk individual retirement accounts, while he and others have been corrupt and unethical in taking all the money for their bonuses and the 1000% increase they have gained since the 1970s. Many other CEOs, in particular big oil and the Koch brothers, have worked for the same results. Hording money at the top and denying it, but in a trickle, to the bottom, while private business and privatization have increased the costs for us in the Middle Class.

Did your media folks even delve into this issue? Not. Once again. Analyzing opinions only.

Mortgage rates. 3% in the 1950s when our parents purchased homes. 12% and 13% when we attempted to purchase a home in the 1980s. This was done under the REPUBLICANS who had PROMISED to reduce the interest rates. In 1982, under Reagan, 12%. In 1988 under George H.W. Bush, about 10 or 11% – still double figures.

Promises, promises, promises so as to only blame Democrats and unseat Democrats by not fulfilling the promises they likely COULD NOT fulfill. Those Republicans only delivered for FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS, not those who had already owned a home. Historical evidence, once again. Those of us who had already purchased homes at the high rates did not see relief into the single digits until Democrat, Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, Reagan and the Republicans had won over the YOUNGER Baby Boomers who were the first-time home buyers. It was such people and younger who are the mean-spirited and vicious ones defending Republicans today, with their bratty spoiled attitudes, especially when things don’t go their way. They own huge acreage and more than what i can afford on a teacher’s salary and still wish to ask for more. Just like Ebeneezer Scrooge and the LOVE OF MONEY and MATERIALISM, before human beings.

Today, the fault with high housing prices and a possible head to high interest rates has been caused by Republican bank buddies, flipping of homes and corruption in selling new homes in new developments (particularly in Florida, as written by investigative LOCAL NEWS reporters, backed by librarians doing research, in the early 2000s). All of this opened the doors for corporate slum lords to move in to purchase homes and FORCE the people of Florida to rent rather than the “American dream” of house ownership for the LONG TERM. (And Suze Oman validates this with “the new American dream,” so as to make young folk feel better about all of this, rather than rid us of the thieves of business who are doing this – robber barons. What a joke).

And then there is the complaint by some regarding how President Biden is following precedence with the Chinese and taxes. Such spoiled brats are irritating and obnoxious because they ignore the ideas of the use of infrastructure development to light a fire under development of the U.S. semi-conductor industry. Why would he do such a thing? Because the semi-conductor industry is based in Taiwan, China realizes this, and intends to take over the nation. You think the tax situation with China is bad? Think about what would happen should all semi-conductors be made by THE COMMUNIST CHINESE. Better yet, think about coming to the defense of Taiwan and what that would entail. Give up our rights in America for the sake of averting war? Go to hell.

Again. Why did your media folk not go into what I have mentioned? Why do you not interject the facts and just concentrate on analyzing opinions? WHY? Unless this is changed, it will be the downfall of American democracy. Makes me wonder who is TRULY paying for the media in America today.

“Purple mountain majesty…” America the Beautiful. It does not read, “red mountain majesty…” It does not read, “blue mountain majesty…” It reads PURPLE, a combination of red and blue. How appropriate. How interesting that this portrays a beautiful America, a nation which SHOULD be working together for the betterment of this beautiful land, not scoffing and scarring those who are trying to do so. Working against one another, rather than blasting one another with guns, ammunition and “the bombs bursting in air…”

It is said that the most popular song played by the U.S. Marine Corps band is NOT the “Star Spangled Banner,” but “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Not “stars and bars,” which is the symbol of a certain battle flag. I suppose we can see that the later one is a verse with words that rhyme. Rhyme has nothing to do with the words we use, in this case, because the only rhyme or harmony, in this example, is inclusive only to white supremacists.

Let us work together for beating inflation and gasoline prices, not argue for one side or the other. Such ways are an abomination against democracy, supported by Satan and the Evil Spirit.

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Beginning with Technology, Proceeding to Energy & Other Issues

Beginning with Technology, Proceeding to Energy & Other issues

Excel or LibreOffice Calc. What the hell programmers developed the inconsistency of the function DATEVALUE so that it gives a serial number for a cell with text but gives an error message with the use of DATEVALUE with the TODAY() function? I have tried various approaches by use of DATE function and others. I always receive an error message. What kind of stupidity are we getting with the programmers today, as opposed to Bill Gates who is my age and no longer has control over these young programmers? At least Bill Gates had smarts.

When Bill Gates was developing DOS, I was learning programming. Programming in APL, FORTRAN, and COBOL. I was working with Unix on a DEC PDP-11, including its assembly language. I had to develop from scratch, using APL, a library retrieval system. I also worked with the military Ada Programming language (based on Pascal?). I did it with great success. Why? Because the programming we learned was about being consistent in the coding or else the “apps” (called programs in those days) did not work.

Today, Microsoft and others have some stupid programmers. As my mother would say, “they don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.” That was my mom (a Republican by the way, but it matters not the party, but how good you are – and my mom was, overall, a very good person).

There was a day when it was easy to solve similar problems experienced in Microsoft. Read a book about it. Today, the Internet run by monopoly powers is a piece of crap. To a degree, I was involved with the system which is now called the Internet. It was called DARPANet. The Internet was not invented by Al Gore, as FALSELY proclaimed by the stupidity of a George W. Bush.

Bill Gates and I were born the same year. We need people like Bill Gates to come out of retirement and fix the shit at Microsoft these days. For it was Bill Gates who said that he liked libraries because it was less expensive than buying the books. Jeff Bezos is a stupid man with his Amazon books.

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. Put that one into your pipe and smoke it. Or are you who reading this too stupid to accept the wisdom of age which comes with this statement? It was a WEALTHY retired elderly woman in Florida who introduced me to this statement. I keep it ever close to me. Thank you Emily Nelson of St. Petersburg. FL, who is likely with the LORD today.

Those were the days when the wealthy actually had concern for the common folk and did not lie to the common folk so as to win elections. Today, DeSantis of Florida tries to ban books from libraries and lies to the people of Florida. He does not know his “ass from a hole in the ground,” as I recall what my Florida snowbird mom would say.

As usual, I began with the stupidity of programmers (appers?) today, got on a roll, and ended up calling for the return of people with brains and not a love of money predominating lives of humans. Another person like this was a person in Palm Beach who descended from the Henry Flagler family. Today, we have the lousy Koch brothers, Trump, and the late Rush Limbaugh. What a joke for America – all of them. I’m on a roll, disappointed that we common folk are being treated like manure and some of the stupid ones keep supporting those who hurl manure at us. We support the SOBs like Putin and a lousy Saudi Arabian leader with their hands slick with oil, rather than do what Bill Gates did when he followed the American dream of “inventing a better mousetrap.” Today, those opportunities have been destroyed by the fat pigs at the top who dictate their slick oil to all of us and think job creation is so much better – so whine and cry about Keystone – and such people rev up the crowds in false ideas.

It’s about jobs AND opportunities, stupid. Saying only JOBS makes the common folk nothing but slaves. Opportunities to help budding entrepreneurs build a better mousetrap, whether with oil AND green technologies – moderation in all things – are practically null and void.

And the same thing with technology and “apping” (programming). No opportunities to build a better mousetrap, as the lousy SOBs controlling Microsoft today invoke a monopoly and force us all to buy THEIR product – re-purchase and re-purchase and re-purchase, despite the fact that we already purchased Microsoft Office, at great cost, when we purchased our desktop and/or laptop.

And monopolies like Best Buy, Verizon, and Spectrum (among others) fall right in line. Reagan deregulated AT&T and made Baby Bells. DEREGULATED so as to stop a monopoly. Instead, all these years later, we have monopolies by virtue of the fact that companies like Spectrum agree to divide the territories they provide the services, between AT&T, Comcast, and other weaker ones (like Frontier in my area).

Reagan was nothing but manure in all of this. He claimed he did not want government interference in business. Evidence shows he DID interfere in business rather than let AT&T with its Unix give us a personal computer with a different model from the IBM model. IBM leaders became lazy and slothful. IBM leaders became vicious at the mainframe competition, making sure anyone who supported the mainframe competition by insisting on competitive models from other corporations was to be fired.

We are heading in the same direction with big fat oil of Texas, Saudi Arabia, and Russia (Putin). Same direction. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

When will the common folk of America learn from these historical examples and STOP VOTING FOR FASCIST REPUBLICANS? WHEN? OR DO THEY REMAIN TOO STUPID AND UNWILLING TO LISTEN AND LEARN? Instead, such SOBs tell me if I don’t like what they wish to dictate and impose on all of us, then leave this country. Again. They don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground – quoting my mom.

I can point out the capitalism which we SHOULD HAVE and then it is likely there are those who call me an extremist liberal, socialist or communist.

Learn from me by listening. Supply side economics is more closely related to centralized communist control than to what is CLAIMED to be capitalism.

Capitalism. SUPPLY AND DEMAND. Supply side economics negates the DEMAND. The same thing with communist regimes. They negate the demand so badly that if one knew their history well enough, they would remember that the Soviet Union often had lack of supplies, just as we have today with supply side economics and by removing the government control for the sake of supply AND demand.

But, absolutely. Don’t consider and THINK about what I say, at all. Go ahead.

We are inundated with manure about inflation and all the other things so as to portray Democrats as being bad people. Go to h-e-double-hockey-sticks – as quickly as possible.

Interest rates going up? Well. They are going up. No doubt. Historical evidence must be considered, rather than just striking out at one party or the other.

Blame Democrats now? Go to h-e-double-hockey-sticks.

In the 1950s, my parents obtained a mortgage on a home far less than the $200K+ that home sold for more recently. My parents had a mortgage of about 3%.

From the 1950s to the 1980s and more years with Republicans control than Democrats, the mortgage many of us Baby Boomers were FORCED to pay (we had no choice) was 13%. My FIRST mortgage was 13%.

Even after Reagan took control, the rates went up once again when, in 1982, I had to pull out of the purchase of a nice-sized single family home and settle for a tiny attached villa at a lower cost, so as to afford a 12% mortgage.

Bush won the election in 1988. My family had grown. I moved my family into a single family home. At that time, the mortgage rate was still double digits. This after the Republicans had PROMISED to lower the rates.

And Reagan is so beloved to so many people, including Trump.

Single-digit mortgage interest rates did not occur again until Democrat Clinton won the presidency. You know. The man who balanced the Federal budget by giving more tax breaks to the Middle Class than to the corporate welfare state consisting of fat oligarchic pigs like Trump – the people RUNNING (and RUINING) the Republican Party.

How well did Trump do in balancing the budget by giving tax credits to the oligarchic fat pigs? WHAT? The deficit increased? But to listen to some of these false commercials by Republicans, those damn “liberal” Democrats are to blame for everything. Learn from history and you see something different than bloviated opinions from Fox and other sources, which have no evidence SOB Aussie Rupert Murdock running the show here in America. I know many Aussies much better than Murdock. Oh, that’s right. Aussie Murdock is like Ebeneezer Scrooge, putting love of money before human beings of all kinds.

Look at history. Obama was on a track to REDUCE the Federal deficit. Then Trump came along in 2016, it went back up. Following Bill Clinton, Bush came along and the Federal deficit went up once again. And how many people I know who tried to slam Obama in the 2012 election with Mitt Romney for NOT balancing the Federal budget? Many I heard bloviate on Facebook.

In contrast, had Hillary taken office in 2017, rather than the election stolen by Trump and the Electoral College, I would bet we would have a balanced budget before COVID-19 had hit. But due to Trump stealing the election in 2016, we will never know, will we?

What do I mean? Historical evidence once again. We no longer have the FS&Ls because they were destroyed by the vengeful attitudes towards FDR by Bush and Republicans. Instead, we have credit card interest rates.

We don’t have double digits for mortgages or other long-term loans. But has anyone taken the time to examine their credit card interest rates? Double digits of 20% or more. And some stupid idiots who don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground complain about the rise of interest rates in other areas. They blame it all on Biden and the Democrats.

How about putting the blame on Reagan, Bush, and the Republicans who controlled this nation more years than the Democrats have? How about putting the blame on nearly eight years of Tricky Dick Nixon with his CREEP thugs?

And to earn, rather than steal money, those of us who had to deal with higher interest rates when we purchased our homes. Somehow we survived. But I note some of the whiners who own huge pieces of property here in this area, were able to do so because interest rates were lower when they purchased their first property. They have no appreciation for what Democrat Bill Clinton to bring down interest rates and balance the Federal budget. Rather than whining about Democrats, such bastards need to shut up and give appreciation for what they attained as a result of those low single-digit interest rates which I did not have. Such people as that need to be told that if they don’t like what is happening, they need to leave this nation, rather than ignoring what they face with things like donut holes in Medicare which is now adversely impacting Baby Boomers – the ones who were once faced with high mortgage interest rates and we survived. I wish I could own 183 acres of land, as described by the SOB who described such and ignored my talk about what I face with Medicare. No. He probably thinks we should do as Trump wants to do – eliminate Obamacare and Medicare.

Let me do some number crunching. 49 years contributing a “tax” for Medicare. That is about 588 months over (guestimate) of 49 years. Taking a guestimate of a possible average of $100 per month, the figure I spent over time for Medicare is about $59K. A margin of error here, no doubt. Take and add an interest rate on that amount and what do we have, over 49 years? Because it was a tax, people like Rick the Prick Scott, in the U.S. Senate, could steal from this POOLED LOWER RISK fund and then plead the 5th for STEALING OUR MONEY. Perhaps if that POOLED LOW RISK INVESTMENT in healthcare was NOT a tax, but a capitalist INVESTMENT, it could be protected? But otherwise, it became and easy fund to steal from, perhaps use the money to balance budgets in other areas? And it is likely this was done by BOTH political parties, too.

Individual health savings accounts (like individual retirement accounts and the lousy freaking 401(K) or 403(B), are more vulnerable because to this kind of robbery than a pooled resource which is invested by people beholden to others. A pooled investment with TEETH of ethics to control access.

Would the interest I SHOULD have earned on Medicare be enough to help fund the damn donut holes and other things imposed by Bush Republicans and the Medicare system? But. When I try to mention THIS part, a Republican shoots me down. Why? Because he/she knows I am correct and does not wish to hear it. Cowards with a vengeance are very dangerous, especially when considering my own investments.

I witnessed this happening, too, with an iron-fisted wealthy tea-totaler here in my hometown. I hope those days are gone. I wonder how many stupid idiots want to see it return?

We don’t go backwards in life, but learn from the past and move forward for the sake of peace and justice for all. We want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – for ALL, not just those who wish to impose THEIR happiness upon the rest of us, telling us this is how we can be happy.

Such an attitude would include the hope we have trust busters like Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Moose Party. Such an attitude would be about taking the blinders off. Blinders. Make people think only inside the box, not consider being lifelong learners who can gain wisdom and learn from the past, not re-live the past. Outside the blinders that the only thing we common folk become are slaves of a system and letting others create the jobs for us. Thus this limits brains to ONLY considering the impact on jobs so as to maintain the status quo imposed by job, job, job — Keystone or offshore drilling or other status quo fossil ideas. Thus, never considering the possibility for OPPORTUNITIES to develop for the future. We knock down China for doing that, but refuse to do it in this nation by clinging to lousy fossil fuels only.

There are methods for creating opportunities and not just job creation. For instance. “Incubating entrepreneurs in methods of simulators of business. We teach our Air Force people how to fly planes in war by using simulators. Why not apply simulator technology to other training in America? Instead, the auto companies rely on robots to REPLACE workers, not develop human beings. If the fat fossil pigs have their way, does one think they will put human beings back to work in coal mines? Not on your life. It will be robotic technology.

Providing simulators to train tool and die makers and other vocations are also used – to train human beings.

In sports, we have the option of using video technology to watch avatars play football. Much cheaper than what NFL players are paid. Yet, we use robots to replace labor which costs far less than NFL players, plus the lousy freaking gambling which goes along with NFL games these days. Disgusting and it does not bring happiness to my life. (What DOES make me happy are being removed).

Simulators. There are possibilities for using simulators to develop working models for electric vehicles and bringing the cost and time of charging such vehicles down, while making the environment better for us all. Instead, we get those who work with the fossil pigs to sabotage such development, proclaiming the “loss of jobs at Keystone.” There are possibilities for creating opportunities for those who can build a “better mousetrap” and in the process, CREATE JOBS.

Simulators. I once knew a professor who ended up divorcing his wife as he never got any sleep by trying to develop the Second Life app for his classroom instruction. The wife evidently thought he was playing around with other women. Second Life is great as a simulator, but it takes huge amounts of time to develop it for a classroom. I attempted to link up with others involved in the development of simulators – in big corporations – and I failed. It would have been nice to have a product which was plug and play and able to be applied in the classroom In this way, my Music Appreciation classes could actually work with a simulation of the music which Gregorian monks used. They could work with simulations of music of the Renaissance, during the actual days of the Renaissance. It went no where and I had none of the time or resources to do it myself. I needed a “little help from my friends… a little help from my friends… a little help from my fre—-nds.” I did not get it.

Simulators are not the end-all, as the lousy freaking ones who defend fossil fuels do – the end-all, the end-all – and you better go along with the groupthink which favors fossil fuels and fossil pigs with money.

I have mentioned opportunities for developing entrepreneurs with the creativity to build a business with a better mousetrap. Incubating entrepreneurs was a practice we saw at the community colleges in Florida. Do not know how much they were accepted and apparently died out(?).

Incubating entrepreneurs. Internships. Simulators. Plus more.

Instead, I only hear the mouths of bloviating idiots with no appreciation for the legacy they have which has given them what they have, trying to protect fossil fuels which are eventually going to dry up. Fossil fuels need to be put in reserve like a savings account. But no. Bloviate your freaking lousy stick in the mud ideas about fossil fuels and jobs and don’t listen to progressives like me.

Alas, we don’t even have long-term money savings accounts anymore because the banks and their love of money moves us to being like Ebeneezer Scrooges. We think we are doing a wonderful job by pushing the happiness of Christmas for some four months of the year. It is a happiness of Christmas only for the wealth fat pigs with a love of money like Scrooge. We think we are doing a wonderful job in watching the story about Scrooge, but never applying the ending in our own lives, especially after the Christmas season ends.

This attitude is stupid and asinine. Beyond that, this attitude will ruin the USA, while giving power to the ones like Putin who are lousy barbaric individuals, as bad as the Roman Emperors who threw the Christians to the lions. This attitude is stupid, insane, and asinine because it is anti-humanitarian. It benefits only about 1% of the population when we could be better at dispelling evil if 99% of the population had benefit from such actions.

And “just you wait, ‘enry ‘iggins… just you wait…” Now, because I say these things, someone out there will think it is humorous to send me Trump email messages for which I DO NOT SUBSCRIBE and I have to spend my time “unsubscribing” to messages I did not ask to receive.

If there is someone out there doing this, they need to reveal themselves rather than hiding, like a sniper and a coward, behind the “walls” of the Internet.

Same thing with the Nancy Pelosi messages and others from Democrats which are moved into my email spam. Thus, ruining the access to my email which I have had for almost 20 years now. Google allows this to continue, along with other travesties in support of Fox, Murdock, and Trump. Increasing my time and resources so as to get elected on the platform of one thing: Putin, Saudi Arabian (and their thugs in the USA – Baptist Americans who are NOT American Baptists), and Trump.

This is a very lengthy message. I don’t apologize for it. Help me stop the lousy email messages I have been receiving (degraded spam filter, too), plus other derogatory happiness-removing manure, and I will stop putting messages similar to this one on Facebook.

With a little help from my friends. If not friends, who needs enemies like this?

“I just wanna live while I’m alive.” (Bon Jovi).

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Fascist Big Oil & Bigots Need to Leave this Nation so we can Coexist in a Democracy with True Capitalist Competition with Supply & Demand, Investments & ROI

Fascist big oil working to mesmerize people about how their answer is the only answer – only one way. Monopoly. Perhaps wanting to take money away from investors who believe in a progressive future and are not liberal, but are being smeared. These ones are fearful cowards who are not able to compete. Talking and talking and talking face to face and never willing to listen. This has been my experience with the fascists around me. I am sick of this and think these people need to go hide in a hole somewhere. Fascist big oil is scared. They don’t like oil companies which are investing in the future with research and development to make alternative fuels possible. And jobs are the only thing, from Keystone to polluting oil companies who don’t give a damn about the environment with more and more oil drilling. Talk jobs. What about the American way of building a better mousetrap? What about investing in and incubating entrepreneurs who can build for the future? Instead, these fascists block anything that goes against oil, the slick pollution which has given us climate change and global warming, from the time the Amazon forests were cut down and took oxygen out and all the other things. Progressive, not liberal. Where is the trust buster when we need him? Where is the Progressives of the Progressive Bull Moose Party – Teddy Roosevelt. Rare to find such people in the Republican Party, but primarily in the Democratic Party. Only fascist cowards and bigots would put forth the corrupt practices so as to push their agenda. πŸ˜€ πŸ§πŸ€“πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

Sixty Minutes Report on Wind Power in the Waters off English Shores

In a recent Sixty Minutes report, a huge installation of wind power in the sea off the coast of England was reviewed. It was very informative.  Informative only if people take in the overall perspective and outlook about energy for the future.

The nearby town had been devastated by the restrictions on fishing placed by Iceland on those who fished those seas.  It devastated the economy there.  With wind power came a re-vitalization of the economy in that town.

However, some of the predictions made by the developers have been squashed, due to the war in Ukraine.  Those interviewed liked the re-vitalization of the economy.  They showed no appreciation for it as they complained about the higher, rather than lower, costs of electricity 

No appreciation and an excuse for anti-alternative fuels and forces of big fat oil to sabotage it.  One of the problems facing the increase of electricity prices can be indirectly attributable to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Who and what here?  Putin, who wants to control oil and that is his motive. 

My own observations since learning about this situation in college courses when OPEC pushed an oil embargo upon us.  Putin took Syria for the same reasons and now going after the Ukraine.  For oil and control of oi.  Even America’s excursion and loss of life of many Americans, into Vietnam, was due to the Texas pursuit of control of oil.  Communism had nothing to do with it, only an excuse.  Capitalist monopolization of oil had a great deal to do with it, as evidence has proven.  (Not my opinion). 

In today’s world, Putin and the Saudi Arabians, friends with Trump, are not interested in alternative fuels, so they tell lies over and over and over again, with the purpose of the lies becoming the truth (reference: Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister).  By Putin moving into Ukraine and using his nuclear button to control the situation, he scares the beejeebers out of the western world.  The impact is devastating to projects begun which take time to develop and become beneficial.  The wind farm in England is adversely impacted. 

If people who bloviate about the Keystone project and drilling off the coast of Florida, don’t see this, then simply stated, they are stupid and lack any sense of humility which requires they learn the TRUTH, not from the lies generated by Rupert Murdock with Fox and from other sources.

In the military, we examined two aspects: (1) tactical and (2) strategic.  When I worked for retired Air Force sgt. in a Florida corporation, he also worked from that aspect at times. 

Tactical is, in simple terms (but more involved than simplicity) is short term.  Strategic is long term.  In this situation, the short term (tactical) is about jobs and big oil, continuing with it, rather than putting some in reserves like a savings account.  Keystone makes sense for the tactical side (short term) but no damn sense for the strategic side (long term). 

In the example on Sixty Minutes, the strategic side is wind power for the long term.  Putin and Saudi Arabia know this, so they operate in the world to turn strategic upside down with scare TACTICS (short term) of threats for the finger being on the nuclear.  In this way, Putin’s TACTICAL mission is to destroy any alternative fuel advances because he is so stupid of a dictator, he does not know how to develop them in Russia.  Trump is too stupid to realize this. 

When the STRATEGY for wind power is sabotaged, then people go along and voice their lousy mouths about big oil from Texas and Saudi Arabia.  I know a fool from my hometown who works in that environment in Texas.  Yes, I will call him a fool, for trying to bully me into supporting George W. Bush in 2004.  I resisted and refused to do so.  I am one of those on someone’s list as a “dissenter” because I am opposed to big oil and prefer to invest in companies which promote BOTH oil AND alternative energy sources. 

In order to keep big oil at the top, Putin and others are such cowards that they are unable to figure a way towards CAPITALIST competition, but to destruction.  This form is like the barbaric form of the Caesars of the Roman Empire.  Vicious and vulgar people lacking any civility at all. 

Trump and the fascist Republicans do the same thing to work us to destruction rather than reform when there is a problem.  Do I need to give examples of all such destruction being proposed by Trump and the vicious fascist Republican leadership? 

I was a Republican, but not today.  When I described to a Yankee Republican how bad the Republican Party of Florida has become and how I no longer like them, this Yankee Republican said, “oh, you don’t like me because I am a Republican?”  What a foolish remark to make.  My reply was this.  I like you because of who you are as a wonderful person, not because you are a Republican.  Where did this damn idea emanate that a Yankee Republican would have no confidence in what they were about and how people reacted to them. 

In terms of this wind power and other energy issues, I have a problem if there is stupidity of person who simply follows Fox like being a robot.  But I still will like them so much that I express concern over problems such people might have.  I am amazed they would rather support the wealthy fat pigs of big oil of Texas  and other fascist Republicans when such people have NO consideration or concern for fellow Americans. 

Moderation in All Things

I don’t like to quote the Bible. But since I have to deal with so many fundagelical puritanical people (puritan is saddened if there is someone, somewhere who is happy and having a good time).

Fundagelical puritans proclaim their form of Christianity as being the only and one way. BS (that is my college degree, right? Wrong. It is a BME). They will pick up the Bible and throw it at those of us who have a TRUE faith in GOD, his son, the Holy Spirit. HA! HA! I am thinking so big of myself, right? Well, what do the fundagelical puritans think? I have religious freedom in the USA, granted by the U.S. Constitution, so my belief and faith are just as important.

I mention these scriptures because of the word, “moderation.” Because of the word, “gentleness.” The fundagelical puritans are extremists and practice their faith, far from “moderation” or “gentleness.” They support the ideas of Hitler and that is far from being gentle, at all.

Moderation. All things in moderation. God helps those who help themselves. We pray, but don’t demand from God because we live up to his standards of love for neighbor. We don’t believe in “an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth” (vengeance like the vengeful attitudes of a sick man with the surname of Trump).

God says, “vengeance is mine, says the LORD” (Deuteronomy and/or Romans epistle). These folk who think they can have vengeance, like Putin and Trump, but they are not Christians just because they get support from fundagelical puritan dictators (or the Russian Orthodox Church).

Trump once spoke against the words of Christ who overturned the ideas of “eye for eye” and said to turn the other cheek. Forgiveness would be offered only to those who repent, not those who dig in their heals with vengeance.

Politically, moderation means “somewhere in the middle of the political spectrum” (paraphrase from Alfred North Lighthead). Fascist Republicans seeking a dictatorship in America proclaim those of us who are “moderate in thinking” as being extremist left wing. May their mouths be zippered shut with their lies and smearing of good Americans. πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ§πŸ§πŸ§πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©

Sense of Humor About Google Spam

How does Google email handle spam filters and messages coming as “subscribed” when a person never “subscribed?” Inquiring minds wan to know. Because Google does not have computer systems to manage this well.

I am opposed to fascist Republicans which control the political party to which I once belonged. Shall I name names? If you wish.

So, I am receiving many email messages.

Just lately, many messages which are friendly to my cause are being sent to spam and I have to release them from spam. I spend time doing this and I have better things to do with my time. This is how technology has made my life better and junked good jobs for humans to receive incoming calls, rather than computers? Humans who are able to get a step in the door at a corporation, learn skills and move onward, if they desire. How far do computers move?

Just lately I have been receiving messages from Trump folks which I disdain. They do not often go to spam. And when I check them, I notice I have a link to “unsubscribe.” I did not subscribe to these messages, so to have a link to unsubscribe is absurd.

Perhaps this is all a form of mockery. So those who wish to mock me, have a great time in laughing about it as your form of humor. I will tell you where such people with their sense of humor should go. I will zip my mouth on that and only hope they get spattered with manure and rotten tomatoes.

Here is my smile: πŸ˜ƒ Notice I am bearing my teeth, like a bear ready to chomp.

A FASCIST Idea From Lovers of Hitler and Mussolini: America, Love it or Leave It

This is how bad search engines have become, whether Google or DuckDuckGo. There was a time when I was able to find information about how to write a formula in Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice Calc. The formulas were to calculate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Wed of each month, projecting the dates into the future because the Wednesdays are important for my finances. I saved the formulas. For most of the formulas, they still work. All of a sudden, I experience a NAME? error in the formula to calculate the 1st Monday. I have changed nothing in the names in this particular formula nor for any of the others. The others work as usual. This one gives an error when I changed nothing in the spreadsheet which contains these formulas. This is a common thing. Having settings changed on us on computers, laptops, or smart phones when we did not do the change and have no idea as to find the setting or the change and have to spend hours trying to find out and no one in the tech industry gives one damn about helping their fellow human beings. Me, me, me first and being consumed only with me and not giving one damn about others. You don’t believe me? Walk in my shoes to see for yourself.

So. I search for the help aids I once had to write the formulas. Whether I use Google or DuckDuckGo, and search with word such as “calculate” (which is what I used in years past), I get, “how to find…” I don’t want how to find, so I use what once existed in search engines to eliminate “find” from search. It was the word NOT preceding, in this case, find or the “-” sign to indicate NOT. In other words, -FIND. These search mechanisms once worked. I know. I used them for many years after retrieving instructions provided by Google in those years. Today I can add NOT find about a dozen times in the search and the first result, whether with NOT or without NOT, the first result is FIND.

People. I spend hours and hours trying to find the answers, something I once DID NOT do in spending the time. Yet, when I explain this to others in this GODDAMN me-first society of Ebeneezer Scrooges, I get this… for example, excess spam in Google email or other gmail functions I know about…… TRY THIS, as if I am some kind of idiot and don’t know enough to TRY THIS… I did. Over and over again, plus many other ways to attempt to solve the problem. None work. So don’t treat me like I am an idiot who does not know what I am doing when my statements are to find a team of people in this nation who are interested in solving the problem for more than just “me, me, me first.” If I solve a problem, I share it with others and it is NOT just for myself.

Another example. Walgreens has bought up many rural drug stores which were once serving their communities with pharmacists who were local, owned their own pharmacy, and cared about the customers and the community in the way George F. Johnson showed care and concern when he founded and ran Endicott Johnson Shoes. Walgreens sucks because it does not care about how best to provide prescriptions for the communities on weekends. They shut down on weekends in rural areas. In one community east of Binghamton, NY, the people there got up in arms and protested the decision. The situation in that town got put on channel 12 News from Binghamton. Here in Newark Valley, the ones who complain are nothing but complainers, even though it’s the same situation in another rural town where they did not just fall over and play dead.

We are such complainers that a pharmacist told me to “just leave this nation.” “I would if I could, was my reply.” And then I departed.

I would if I could means this: if I could take the MEDICARE MONEY I invested over some 40 years in a CAPITALIST way (and this was done by means of taxes, a socialist way, so Rick the Prick Scott now in the U.S. Senate can claim its socialism and STEAL, STEAL, STEAL from our money we INVESTED in Medicare. The SOB Rick the Prick Scott has stolen from the people in other ways, too. I can go into many examples it was done, for the sake of big oil of Texas.

But Donald Trump likes this prick of a SOB Scott, but says, “even pleading the 5th amendment means someone is guilty.” How many times did Rick the PRICK Scott plead the 5th when the trial against the fraudulence of Rick the Prick in Florida? Another words, it’s ok to plead the 5th if you are wealthy, like a Trump or a Rick the Prick, but if a Democrat who does not have as much money, it’s wrong to plead the 5th.

Once again, I diverge in order to try to hammer out my point. I don’t give a damn any more whether I diverge or not. Because either way, no one gets my point.

Medicare tax and FICA tax have given an excuse for the wealthy to call this “socialism” when it is NOT socialism. I can prove that it is LONG-TERM CAPITALIST INVESTMENTS INTO LOWER-RISK POOLS OF MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE CALLED THE USA. Shall I repeat this or is someone going to find SOME WAY to shoot holes in what I say, rather than consider the IMPORTANCE of what I say. OK. Repeat. Medicare and Social Security are LONG-TERM CAPITALIST INVESTMENTS INTO LOWER-RISK POOLS OF MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE CALLED THE USA.

I am even hearing lunkheads who are among the common folk and put down the developments of alternative fuels, solar, and so forth, in defense of the pricks of oil men in Texas. They have companies which are SOLELY oil and don’t want any competition from those who promote the continued subsistence on oil which pollutes the atmosphere. What about those of us who invest in OIL companies which are also doing research on the alternative fuel sources? What are we, chopped liver who need to leave this nation because, as asshole Texas oil men and Abbott or Cruz of Texas, think, “it’s my way or the highway” – fascists. We who lived during the Vietnam war era, started with a false Gulf of Tonkin Resolution for the sake of power over oil, recall people saying, “America, love it or leave it.”

I say to the GODDAMN freaking fascists like Trump, Rick the Prick, Ron DeSantis, AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT – an America for which we need to appreciate what was given to us by wealthy people who actually loved this nation over “me, me, me” and being like Scrooge was.

I belong to the Sons of the American Revolution, as does Jeb Bush of Florida. Jeb has no idea what that means, another SOB from another SOB family. My ancestor upon whom I joined, Capt. Frederick J. Schoonmaker, was a wealthy man during the time of the American revolution. He did not try to avoid taxes. He CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FLEDGLING GOVERNMENT AS A MEANS TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. HEAR THIS OR DO I NEED TO SPEAK MORE LOUDLY? THE PARK SYSTEM, WHICH TRUMP AND OTHERS WISH TO DESTROY, WAS CREATED AS A METHOD TO CONSERVE WILDLIFE IN AMERICA. THAT PARK SYSTEM WAS CREATED WITH THE HELP OF WEALTHY PEOPLE IN AMERICA WHO WANTED TO PRESERVE OUR WILDLIFE AND NOT MAKE MONEY BY POLLUTING IT.

Even, Teddy Roosevelt, a GOOD WEALTHY POLITICIAN, wanted to conserve the wildlife of American. Interesting enough, my Capt. Frederick Schoonmaker is from a family inter-married with the wealthy Roosevelts.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was smart in starting the pooled funds for Social Security. He was stupid in calling the revenues into Social Security the FICA tax. it is NOT a tax but a long-term investment into a government-run pooled resource with lower risk than individual accounts.

My dad told me he had essentially lost his shirt with individual retirement accounts. His losses, according to what he told me, were in the 2008 recession, a recession run by Shrub. He HAD to rely only on his investments by way of FICA (plus VA benefits for health where his return on investment was only because he served his nation and no money invested in it). Yet it was Shrub and others who privatized Medicare and made it the nightmare of a system it is today, for the benefit of the wealthy. I like to eat donut holes and clear them off a plate of donuts.

So, the complaints about the hours of a rural Walgreens, the convoluted practices of the Medicare donut hole for common folk in their older age, glucose monitors REQUIRED by —- WHOM? That is a good question —- WHOM —- Medicare or Medicare Excellus private insurance —- WHO is at fault? When the glucose monitor FORCED down our throats is a lousy one which I can take numbers repeatedly in a matter of a minute or so and every number comes up lower by several points. And asking WHY I see a monitor in Walmart which says ON THE BOX, “paid for by Medicare Part B, but am told by Walgreens that there is only ONE monitor paid by Medicare – the lousy Libre one. And when I ask about the monitors, I get told to call the company. Yeah. Call and wade through hours and hours of speaking to computers before getting a human being. I told this pharmacist that when my dad owned a business here, he did not tell his customers to call Gibson refrigerators when one broke down. He went to fix it – backed up what he sold as a small business person. And he did not charge a “minimum charge” just for coming to the house. The only ones who did that were the lousy sales and service people on lousy Long Island and had big companies – and fraud and unethical behavior, too. From dating a girl from Long Island, I learned about those, too.

And many complain about drive-by shootings? Someone should live in Lake Worth or Boynton Beach, FL, to see just how bad they can be. I am speaking about the state run by a Republican one-party government for more than 20 years now. Run by fascists like Rick the Prick and Ron DeSantis. Even Jeb Bush was a fascist who privatized the jail system so it becomes one of TRYING to put people e in jail so as to support a profit motive. All due to Jeb Bush and his “me, me, me” stand your ground gun shit.

And I try to find out WHY, for all these concerns i have and I am told that if I did not like these things, that I need to “leave this nation” —- ?????

The days that this Walgreens pharmacy was owned by a LOCAL small business man, as my dad was, and we had a local person interested in the community and the customers. Walgreens sends us a pharmacist who, when I ask questions which impact my LIFE AND DEATH, I get told to leave this nation. Don Jordan, who once owned Valley Pharmacy NEVER would have done that. NEVER.

Next door to this Walgreens is a locally owned supermarket which has been in the family for some three or four generations. I don’t get treated in that supermarket in the manner I was treated at a large-scale pharmacy chain. If I see a need for a product they don’t have in the supermarket, they are very kind and attempt to get it. I am most thankful for what they do. If they can get it they will bring it to their shelves. If not, I understand – they can’t get it. They are small, so there are times I need to drive eight miles away to Weis, Price Chopper, or Grand Union. Or order through Amazon. But those are always last resort because I appreciate the efforts of those in a small business who are the greatest.

Even the Weis, Price Chopper, and Grand Union are stores owned by chains. Those stores are part of smaller chains than Walgreens.

Walgreens, a corporation with top brass fat pigs who wished to LEAVE THIS NATION and move overseas. It was the Obama administration which worked to keep it here, for the sake of providing jobs for Americans. People also need to understand the history here. When this tiny little supermarket was begun in a small store on Water Street, they faced competition from A&P across the street. A chain store. Which remains here in this town? A small supermarket. Where is A&P? Gone. The A&P in a nearby town remained for many years until the chain went belly up. A CVS Pharmacy sits on the spot of that A&P, a Walgreens across the street in an building which once was home to Grand Union. I don’t remember the A&P here in this town because it was gone before I was born.

When my dad got pissed at the larger company which bought out the small business in which he worked for some 20 years. He quit and formed his own business. I am told my father’s business outlasted the bigger company.

Today, the buildings for that larger company are now the Hutchinson Town Hall. Hutchinson. A relation to the family which ran the local supermarket for years. Part of my dad’s business is now being run from a location near the southern town line. That other business is gone.

The local supermarket people have been most wonderful, including the owner whom, I am told, had to be taken to Cleveland because there was no healthcare facility, locally or even across the PA border, who could help him. He went to the same hospital which also owns a hospital in Miami, FL, where I used cardiologists from that same organization.

And when we sat in a bar to get a meal (not drinks), waiting for our car which was being handled nearby, we heard, for almost two hours, the men in that bar, talking about the lousy healthcare in the Binghamton area. Never once did I hear ANY one of them speak about the bail situation in New York. Not once. It was about the lousy healthcare and UHS was one name I heard come up.

I don’t want to bring this up, but… I was born in the hospital which is now owned by UHS. A couple years after I was born there, several babies died at Wilson Memorial because someone put salt, rather than sugar, in the formulas. My dad read the newspaper quite frequently and shared that article with me, from the Evening Press of Binghamton. I was just a little kid at the time. But I don’t forget it.

So, I am a complainer who should leave this nation? According to a pharmacist I should. Just do things “prescribed” (no pun intended) in the fascist way, by the big fat pigs of America who refuse to pay their taxes, have had an increase of some 1000% since BEFORE Reagan and his freaking lousy deregulation and supply-side economics (which is NOT capitalism) and shut up, huh? Like politics in a democracy, capitalism is about checks and balances. Deregulation removes the balances between supply and demand or between investments and return on investments. In the process, the little guy, including small business people, are destroyed. I will not shut up. And I chose to live in this nation because of my ancestors who built it, for which I appreciate, even with the lack of perfections over time. There is no perfection. And that is why we common folk need to put our heads together, speak up, and work together to find the best solutions based on best practices, not on what the “me, me, me” lousy attitudes of the fat pigs at the top. I have an investments in oil companies which pursue alternative fuels, including SOLAR and ELECTRIC CARS. Checks and balances for our future and those who follow us in death.

Am I supposed to be subservient to those who have tons of money and only push for a Keystone project, oil drilling on the coast of Florida with a danger of pollution, fracking (which destroys well water), and the big oil of Texas? What am I? Chopped liver? If you say so, then YOU are the traitors of this nation which was built for YOU, the common person.

Right now, the only one who gives us checks and balances is a man named Joe Biden. He is MY president. With his good and his imperfections. He is still OUR president. I am sick and tired of hearing the lies about him. I am not going to shut up about having to leave the nation in which I was born so that some people can steal from other Americans, as much as I have observed, among other events, in the 20-year one-party fascist Republican system of Florida. The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF).

As I once told a friend who felt as if I did not like her because I sounded as if I did not like Republicans anymore, it is not being a Republican for which I characterized her. I told this person that it is how wonderful I think of this one person and the great person she is, not which political party to which she belongs. After all, I was once a Republican, but I could no longer tolerate the LEADERSHIP of the party. It was not those individuals at my level in which I formed my ideas because many of them are good people. But the people I associated during Vietnam conflict era were NOT those who said, “America, love it or leave it.” I tried to stay as far away from such people, as possible. And I know there were some in this little town where I grew up who felt that way. But I won’t mention names.

Law & Order

There I go again.

Commercial.  A NY bail system which is “ravishing” our world. 

The role model for lawyers, to me, was the fictional character of the 1950s and 1960s, Perry Mason.  Silly me, I suppose.  In an episode of Perry Mason, he says, “I don’t want an opinion, I want evidence.” 

Don’t forget the fictional character of the 1980s, Jessica B. Fletcher (Murder She Wrote).  Quoting the character: “I have a theory, but I am searching for the evidence.”  Aka, speculation. 

Purportedly, another police drama series, Dragnet, had Joe Friday saying, “just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.”  Otherwise, I don’t know where I heard that line used and can only dig into my memories of programs.  OK.  So I lie about it, right?  (He says in a sarcastic manner). 

That is how this silly person has lived his life. Trained, in addition to training as musician and educator as a genealogist and historian, doing research.  Especially, trained as a librarian at Syracuse University. I don’t want to hear opinions, just the evidence.  I don’t want to hear opinions which are based only on emotions and no evidence.  Who the hell am I, you say?  Go ahead.  Align yourself with the fascists of America and say that right to my face. 

The statement on this damn commercial used to taint the image of Josh Riley is, in my thoughts, against the law.  It uses someone’s opinion with no basis of fact about Josh Riley.  In my book, it is called slander.  Slander is against the law.  Period.  Nothing more for me.  AHA!  Maybe I am expressing my opinion without evidence!  That is not right for a member of the political party to which I belong, but not for Republicans and the manure Republican fascists throw at people. 

In fact, I have the evidence, but no one wishes to read about it.  So I will desist. Just listen to short video snippets and make up one’s mind, regardless of whether it’s an opinion based on no evidence or the truth. Is that what America has become? Because I remember an America which was better than that because lies and hypocrisy, while they existed in the past, did not predominate our lives. 

Law and order = be firm and fair.  Law and order means don’t billy-club gay folks in the Stonewall Inn in New York City.  Law and order means don’t plaster the faces of black folk who commit crimes in the media while giving a break to white folk and not doing such a thing as often (facts).  Law and order means don’t put young black folk in jail with minor offenses and then treat them in a lousy manner when they get out, taking away their ability to find jobs and VOTE IN ELECTIONS.  All part of a scheme to “defraud” the vote (actually this action makes for fraud).  Law and order means to take felons in prison more seriously but don’t put those with minor offenses in the same jail cells so they learn how to be criminals.  Law and order means don’t flunk gay folk as student teachers and then push many (black folk, too) into homelessness and poverty-stricken situations so they turn to a life of crime.  Law and order means that wealthy mafia deserve the same treatment as drug American drug cartel as the immigrants who come here who might do the same thing.  Law and order means giving the same prison sentences as those who are not wealthy, when it comes to murder and the wealthy mob knocks off someone they don’t like, such as a newspaper publisher doing his duty in LOCAL investigative reporting. 

OK.  Perhaps these are my “opinions?”  Guess again.  Everything I mention here can be substantiated with EVIDENCE.  Law & order.  Evidence, not traditionalist thoughts and cherry-picking from the law books (or Bible) to someone’s convenience. 

Lying Commercials Against Democrats – Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

It is against the law to speak hateful things by lying about a candidate.  Those who want to lie are the ones who defend this practice.  They, too, like Trump supporters or Giuliani lie. 

Giuliani is credited with bringing law and order to New York City.  Perhaps he did. Perhaps he did not.  There has to be substantial evidence.  I don’t find that evidence, especially if he put more people in jail as being the method used. 

Jeb Bush of Florida, as well as so many others, love to privatize everything.  He privatized the prisons of Florida.  Therefore, the companies running them have to make a profit by making certain more people go to jail.  They hold the system against many people, particularly black folk.  It has been proven.  There is evidence of this.  The very fact that the profit motive exists is a very important bit of evidence. 

When I write about how commercials which lie against Democrats is wrong, I do so to show that this is a democracy. But also that there is no evidence that Democrats are “extreme liberal and dangerous.”  There is no evidence of this.  The commercials underlying hidden agenda is a white supremacist message.  When it is a hidden agenda, that is very difficult to prove with evidence.  But I know.  I have been involved with seeking the truth.

Democrats want law and order.  Democrats want law and order according to human justice and justice for all.  By pushing the lies, one pushes to oppress one race by another.  Under the guise of law and order, the only issue here is that the law and order is according to fascist white supremacist law and order.  This has been proven over and over and over and over and over again.  By black folk who have been targeted too often, even while being innocent of a crime.  When such oppression exists, what does one expect from those being oppressed? 

The words for law and order can also be put this way:  be firm but fair.  Just because there are Democrats who have found this to be true does not indicate they are “dangerous.” 

Furthermore, once I began writing this message against lies in commercials, I have noticed several issues here. 

(1) the only person writing a response to me made a false claim that it is legal to allow lying and hate speech.  To me, that person is a fascist who defends lying.  Hitler, admired by Donald Trump, had a propaganda minister who said, “tell a lie enough times and it eventually becomes the truth” (estimating the EXACT words).  People can lie by taking information out of context and applying it to situations.  This “taking out of context” is a tool many have noticed which is used by fascists.  Where are the others who may read what I write and seek the truth?

(2) I began writing about this issue while watching Spectrum streaming and complaining that I pay for Spectrum streaming, so I object to having to pay for lies in commercials.  How does a guilty party and stalker handle what I wrote? By putting the commercials on a free channel.  The commercials on that free channel did not exist prior to me writing my objections about the commercials on pay TV.  Free broadcast TV, as America once had, is also one way communication.  When receiving these channels by means of the two-way functions of the Internet and suddenly, those who do the commercials have free reign to spy on American citizens and respond accordingly.  One way is to use mockery of the person who stands up, trying to seek the truth.  I would wager that, since these commercials began on my free access channel, that I am being stalked by the likes of those who proclaim, ‘law and order,” when in fact they are breaking the law by spying on our watching, reading, and listening activities.  Don’t have the proof, except that only stalkers do this and that is truly illegal, but the “law and order” people refuse to stop that. Instead, they feel guilty so go after Democrats who speak “law and order” as not being oppressive to a group of people, but to provide, “liberty, and justice for all.” 

I know, too, about stalkers who physically stalk and act in a vicious manner towards a group of people called LGBTQ.  Such stalking removes the ability for those who love life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  If a statement of “Goddamn America” is taken out of context (which it was), then Take mine out of context.  Goddamn an America which would allow the stalkers, hate-mongers, and liars of America to have control over our lives. 

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