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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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Capitalist Supply & Demand & I Won’t Back Down From Demanding the DEMAND Side with Newspapers

Speaking to people in defense of keeping print copies of newspapers available, I have made a pretty good case in defense of the DEMAND SIDE of the market which has been deliberately curtailed by big fat pigs at the top with a love for money narcissistic and self-centered attitude who simply wish to line their pockets with a USA Today approach like Pravda of Moscow and not considering other aspects about how they can make money with PRINT copies of newspapers.  They DELIBERATELY began to remove the one unique thing which sold newspapers and kept circulation numbers up.  I have been validated with reports from the broadcast media and other sources.  These are not just NEWSpapers, but local NEWS & INFORMATION papers.  These are UNIQUE to local newspapers as the Mustang is to the Ford Corporation.  Would Ford DELIBERATELY get rid of a product which is unique and put in place something which like USA Today and tell all the local people to go to hell and just read USA Today online. 

Because that is what is being shoved down the faces of the demand side of what is SUPPOSED to be a truly capitalist market (not supply side Reaganomics which is NOT capitalism and almost as bad as centrally-controlled government of communists in the Soviet Union) the ultimate result is a destruction of

  • LOCAL NEWS & INFORMATION & PUZZLES
  • LOCAL CALENDARS
  • LOCAL ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • LOCAL OBITUARIES (we think Legacy replaces this? go to h-e-double hockey sticks because one needs an obituary NEWS source which provides the information, especially when one is new to an area and is not on the list of the cliques in town to be informed; Legacy plays another good role AFTER learning of the death of someone
  • LOCAL WEDDING REVIEWS
  • COMICS
  • LOCAL CLASSIFIED ADS
  • LOCAL STUFF LIKE
    • RESTAURANT REVIEWS
    • THEATER & CONCERT REVIEWS
    • LOCAL MUSIC REVIEWS
    • LOCAL ART EXHIBIT REVIEWS
    • LOCAL CONSUMER REVIEWS of LOCAL BUSINESS
    • LOCAL TV & RADIO SCHEDULES & INFO
    •  LOCAL COMMUNITY CIVICS REVIEWS (not politics)
    • LOCAL REVIEWS OF LOCAL POLITICAL CANDIDATES so as to keep people informed and not just listening to the BULLSHIT from news media which agrees and MIGHT NOT be the TRUTH; RESULT of such media? a population which is so stupid they cannot differentiate from right and wrong and digs in its heals with by maintaining the stupidity and a lack of knowledge; what is missing is the ability for people to know what is going on locally in POLITICS, whether at the village, town, county, city, or state

All in this list plus MORE than what is in this list.  The news & INFORMATION, not spread all over so as to search with a lousy Google search engine. 

When the demand side of capitalism answers the way the big fat pigs with mansions hope they would do – stop reading the new versions of what are called local  newspapers, they stop reading and search other sources where they are not TAUGHT but just look for what is in agreement. Yippee!  Then the fat pigs of supply-side newspaper industry Reaganomics can say, “look —— NO ONE IS READING NEWSPAPERS!”  Bullshit.  When you take away the sections and parts which sold newspapers, no one WANTS to read them.  No surprise.  The fat pigs are doing this to the newspaper industry so they can fill their GODDAMN pockets more than others and don’t have to figure out a way to lower overhead or other means.  Ask me.  I have a few suggestions for lowering overhead.  But these bastard pigs modeled after Putin refuse to listen.   

How many times do I get dildo heads who stand up for this supply-side Reaganomics?  All the time.  And I get insulted by such people.  Those who are wealthier than the rest of us simply defending the wealthy and using facts about how circulation has declined.  Of course it has declined.  When the content is condensed, why would it not decline?  Even if The New York Times DOES NOT condense its content, people are NOT being taught to read to learn, but to read to be entertained, as a result of those newspapers which DO condense the LOCAL news.  Besides, The New York Times is not just local but is a better national style news than any of the others, especially on Sundays.  They might have a large market of digital-loving bastards who want technology for the sake of change.  But they don’t take into account the ones who don’t want to go to the trouble and expense of maintaining the freaking technology which is like a little baby, needing constant attention and resources.  The New York Times in print and all we have to do is sit down and read it, not spend most of our time trying to figure out a technology and Internet which is very low quality and lacks any intuitive ways because computers and the ones providing such to the consumers are stupid.  And with gray hard-to-read lettering and really lousy brightness, besides the size of the print, one has to try to face a technology which sucks because it lacks any intuitive ways about it.  Setting up device XYZ12334555.  Or IP SHOCHOIJS10320kpf;jsakljoip.  What the hell is all that supposed to mean to consumers?  Go f yourselves with that bullshit, especially for those of us who are visually impaired and have one more impediment to it all and no one willing to service and maintain such device on the Internet  and on a regular basis.  More people are scammers out there with their hacking and sniper-based cowardly way just to see how well they can trip up the demand side of the market.  This is a barbaric picture of people who don’t give ONE DAMN about one another in America.  They don’t CARE and simply scoff at those of us who complain.  Or ask, “are you ok?” At the time we complain.  YES.  I AM OK.  IT IS THE GODDAMN non-human devices which are NOT OK and the fat pigs who push their national news on us in digital form and with no concern about the demand side of the market because they could no longer earn their GODDAMN money by sitting on their buttes in a lazy fashion. 

My newsprint costs

  • Sunday newsprint newspapers: $494.00 annually
  • Newspapers five or six days of week: $680.00 annually
    • Total: $1174.00 (without delivery, add the freaking gasoline costs a consumer might have: $300.00 (est.)

My technology costs

  • Technology maintenance & replacement: $500.00 annually
  • Internet and phone. About $3000.00 annually
  • Printing & scanning costs: cartridges & paper, etc.:  $300.00 (est.) annually
  • Other costs est. at $200.00
  • Time resource to print ONE article from The New York Times or the Washington Post (etc.) lacks an intuitive touch, perhaps due to the freaking lawyers funneling and wanting to protect royalties, salivating at finding another way to make money with nickel and dime approaches. Compare this to clipping and printing newspaper copy on a copying machine.  Less time in attempting to learn the lack of intuitive approach to do what is needed – with print newspaper. The lack of an intuitive approach to scanning or printing digital copies and no reasonable comparison to copying the newsprint, except the cost of paper and cartridges.  Freaking lawyers in the newspapers disgust the consumer because they probably don’t like the fact that some individual in a household is copying for THEIR OWN personal use what comes from a print newspapers.  Their greedy, money-loving narcissistic self-centered eyes widen with dollar signs from digital. 
  • Constant problems and time spent on fixing problems of technology: 4 to 6 hours in one day’s time, with no assistance (would pay) for regular examination of the problems, while those in the cliques get their own private help and don’t wish to share it
    • Total est. annually for digital:  $4000.00

Digital itself costs almost four times as much.  Almost 2/3 more for the digital.  Add to that the additional times for buffering which is comparable to a 1950s vacuum tube television startup time, plus other problems which are CONSTANT, not just isolated – some est. to be from sniping types of hackers who are nothing but cowards and don’t get stopped by law enforcement which might be more interested in treating those in the black community in a lousy manner.

Meanwhile, the consumers are being screwed. Some behind the cash register complain in stupidity about the price of $6.00 for a newspaper.  Look at these costs and compare these costs outlined above.

And the insulting of me for complaining about being FORCED into reading digitally.  No concern for fellow human beings, but just thinking from their own narrow perspective of life:  me, me, me, and that’s all.  One who states, with blinders on, “her perspective,” knows more about the lack of readers of newspapers than I do who can outline a very wide perspective about this isse, but get insulted instead. 

Others with wealth who insult me.  Perhaps favoring the legal system.  Perhaps defending the system to which one works with technology and wants technology for the sake of change (me, me, me) and does not wish to acknowledge those of us who find CONSTANT and CONTINUOUS problems and expenses of technology and are not WEALTHY enough to spend the money nor the time resources on this, preferring reading the newsprint instead.  We are insulted by such people who call themselves Americans.  But if they think they are friends, who needs enemies?  We would ask for assistance, but the ball is still in our court unless such people live with us.  Not sure such people wish to do that.  Narcissistic money-loving self-centered asses who don’t give one damn about their fellow human beings.  Freak such people with narrow perspectives and blinders. 

Local news broadcasts in one-half hour?  Great for some small minded people who don’t want to learn what is going on.  How many items in the list of local news and information entities above.

There are solutions to this so as to make this a consideration of true capitalist supply AND demand, but no one wishes to consider anything but freaking lousy ideologies with the spinning of a false sense of what capitalism is about by anti-communist jerks on the supply-side Reaganomics fat pigs at the top. 

Solutions:

  • Save newsprint by using tabloid sizes
  • Offer free copies of newspapers at schools, colleges and universities; I have witnessed college students reading newspapers under such conditions; the fat pigs may not be able waddle as much with loaded pockets, but such an increase in circulation can help bolster advertising rates
  • Offer lower prices to consumers who purchase subscriptions for print copies and don’t want the digital (perhaps the GODDAMN sports industry had ought to differentiate between on-demand sports such as football or baseball, rather than a subscription, as was done at one time with attendance at live games; another pet peeve of mine)
  • Have delivery people at busy intersections with newspapers at a very low cost – ANYTHING to increase circulation which is the driving force behind advertising.  More circulation, more readership for which advertisers can benefit and be willing to pay decent prices for the advertising
  • Garage and yard sale kits for placing classified ads
  • Other free offers for placing advertising

The problem with such solutions?  The fat pigs don’t care whether they can lower overhead, just to fill their pockets in easy ways and without having to deal with overhead.  They don’t earn money the old fashioned way because they expect to take money in any way possible, like a Trumpster who needs to be in a dumpster and carried away. 

The demand-side consumers will purchase the newspapers, should the local content not be condensed in such manner as what has happened want a source of local news AND information which brings local news and information in ONE SPOT, not sprawled all over the Internet and a search engine.  It is also easier to go through the white pages of a phone directory, rather than the stupidity of search engines which are designed to pull names and addresses of those who are wealthy and pay at the beginning of a search result list.  Again.  Based on freaking lousy supply-side Reaganomics, not true supply and demand capitalism.  If someone objects to my pointing out true capitalism of supply and demand are lousy humans who likely prefer centralized communism or any anti-capitalist idea beneficial to wealthy pigs.  They are stupid people. 

 I will continue to be adamant and stand my ground against any form of supply-side Reaganomics which is truly Hitler-style business which we don’t need in America.  I will not tolerate insults from stupid and sometimes wealthy people who don’t give a damn about my own desires which make my life happy,  as well as the lives of countless others.  So, Gannett, you can screw in your laziness to eliminate print copy deliveries.  I have offered to help deliver newspapers from another newspaper, as they advertised the need for delivery persons.  I have YET to hear back, so they can all go screw themselves, as well as those who insult me by DICTATING what we Americans SHOULD be receiving in digital.  Go screw and go to h-e-double hockey sticks – by putting them where the sun don’t shine – and that might be in a coffin.  How dare people insult me.  How dare they do that to provoke anger, mockery, and taunting.  This is my country, too, and I demand the freedoms we have with SUPPLY AND DEMAND capitalist considerations.  I am serious about this and find no one to have proof that we MUST have digital.  You have no proof, except the words of money-loving narcissists only. 

Local Binghamton CBS affiliate, channel 12

Dear Sirs or Madams (of CBS Sixty Minutes):

We regularly watch Sixty Minutes and appreciate having this news AND information source available to us. We despise Fox News with its lies. the National Association of Broadcasters needs to put Fox out of business. 

We have a bumper sticker which reads: “We get our NEWS from Comedy Central and our entertainment from Fox News.”  That about describes what we have to the nth degree in America today, due to the Republican destruction of the Fairness Doctrine which was put in place in the 1940s to guard against Nazi propaganda which had destroyed Germany.  In the 1940s, everyone was in agreement, so this was a bipartisan decision.

For some 20 years or more, I have written to publications and the media. I have used local newspapers and local television outlets, as well as networks. I write to Sixty Minutes, especially when I hear the recently repeated story about robots (Anderson Cooper?).  I write about many other news reports. With the demise of local news, by hedgefund lovers of money (also a recent story on Sixty Minutes), I have watched as my writings have not been published.  At first, I was puzzled. As time has gone by and with the wisdom of age, I have discovered the reasons.  Both your Sixty Minutes report and an article in The Economist and other publications have unraveled the mystery and puzzle to me.  When one relies only on intuition and observation of actual events at a Florida newspaper and elsewhere, it is good to find out that what I have been writing about what I KNOW has been correct, it is sad that no one pays attention to me anymore.  At one time, before the older great journalists retired – the people of good will running local newspaper – I was accepted. Now I feel as if I am on the outside looking in when most of what I have written has been correct.

Wat I am finding is that my distribution to a local Binghamton Fox affiliate has been read by such people at Fox. What do they do? Just as Trump does. Put a spin on what I say that is in line with their lies and re-distribute.  There is no teamwork among people of good will in the media business and that is a crying shame.  So, I have removed the Fox affiliate from my distribution.  I have removed Sean Hanity from my distribution list. 

With this being said, what about the other three Binghamton television network affiliates? NBC and ABC affiliates in Binghamton are run by one owner. The local news comes from one outlet: Newschannel 34, the ABC affiliate.  The PBS affiliate has no local news, only the PBS Newshour and other PBS network news analysis. 

This situation leaves the local CBS affiliate, WBNG, channel 12.  The local news is not always “local, but taken from “wire” stories on CNN and other news places. CBS Channel 12 had the best local news source in this area, back in the years when I was growing up.  Today, I would have to say this Grey Company local affiliate is not THE BEST, but it sure is better than Fox 40. 

What bothers me about local channel 12 is the fact it no longer accepts email. This is the device I have used to distribute what I write.  Why does channel 12 do this? Why does a news AND INFORMATION channel not read what I write any more? What the hell is going on? Here we are and I can say my likes and dislikes are pretty much on the same page as channel 12. But none of my writing is accepted there.  Don’t get me wrong. There is never 100% agreement with any humans or human organizations. But my judgment is that, unlike Fox, they don’t lie. They are not liars, liars pants on fire.

Yesterday, I was in an area in which a local Solid Gold radio broadcast (Equinox) was difficult to receive as we have a country music station interfering. So, in the car, we turned to another local radio station with music more acceptable to us, though it was NOT solid gold.  In this area, there are pockets where hills block one signal and from some valley comes another. Back in the days of my youth, with mostly AM broadcasts, that never happened here. Even when FM was introduced, it never happened. We received ALL Binghamton stations plus other smaller city stations. Today, we senior citizens are being relegated to purchasing, on a lower revenue stream in our family budget, Sirius XM. At one time, it was all FREE, FREE, FREE – supported by local advertisers.  But yesterday, in the car, when listening to this other station because we were FORCED to do so by rules emanating from the FCC which is controlled by big business when it should be a third party representing the DEMAND SIDE of the market or WE THE PEOPLE.  It is represented by those on the SUPPLY SIDE of the market. Period.  Money is used to validate this. BS on that because free broadcast once DID make money and could still make money, just not feed the already filled to the brim pockets of those with hedgefund investments like the guy Sixty Minutes reported on who now owns a multitude of newspapers and can buy a mansion in Miami when most of us have had to leave Florida because we cannot afford the housing there (along with factors of heat, humidity, and hurricanes with outrageous costs to put money into an insurance hole for hurricanes and never see it again).  But on this radio station we were FORCED to turn to, as a Cuban citizen might be forced when Castro put a block on many broadcasts from Miami, we listened to the news. At the end, we discovered we were FORCED to listen to Fox News. Fox News ended the broadcast with “all America loves Fox News.” Another lie because all America DOES NOT love Fox News. They say it to inspire groupthink from peer pressure and get Republicans elected. I call the Republicans “republicunts” and “repugnicans” because, due to Fox News, the Republicans have become perverted and are NOT like the Republicans I knew one time, associated with, and was a registered Republican. BTW. How much media is covering those of us who have found that “republicunts” and “repugnicans” have forced us to leave the party? Instead I hear crap about Democrats. 

Interestingly enough, the story on Fox News which we heard and which surprised us, was a condemnation of Joe Biden. It was absurd as this news report did not just report the news, as was the function under the Fairness Doctrine, but made a comment about how bad Biden was because he stood up to Big Oil.  In other words, he stood up to the Koch brothers, Texas slick oil men, and others.  Fox News did not say that, did they? They wish to force the Keystone Oil Pipeline and only do that by drawing a false picture of alternative fuels. Had we been more in line with alternative fuels, due to Fox News, we would not be stuck today with the a dilemma which mirrors the results of the 1973 oil embargo.  It was republicunts which put the axe on alternative fuels – for the sake of BIG OIL

This harks back to a Sixty Minutes report many years ago about the development of green technology and alternative fuels with the help of government “incubator” money for business in America.  The report was a great one in which we the people learned that America, perhaps being blocked by BIG OIL back in those days(?), did not have investors to buy up those companies because it required deep pocket-ed investors for the long term development of such alternatives.  Your report told about investors from China who were purchasing these “startups.”  And to Fox News people, they blame government dollars being thrown to China, while they never report on how much Big Oil was sabotaging Americans who may have wanted to invest, so as to hold the control in thic country. It is the basis for attacks against Democrats, while, as is always the case (and with gun safety and domestic terrorism), it is the Fox followers and their sabotage which are the root cause – with their evil love of money. 

With all of this explanation, I return to the issue of local news CBS affiliate, channel 12. Back in the days when television was first begun, I recall channel 12 being both CBS and ABC. The local NBC affiliate is now Fox40 and a new NBC affiliate was formed after that change happened.  Channel 12 was the only VHF affiliate at that time. It still really is the only “digital” VHF, except perhaps the local NBC affiliate run by ABC affiliate channel 34. Thus, in those early years, few people actually invested in a UHF antenna. I know my dad did not. It was stupid of the FCC to do that, especially when we compare to the city of Scranton where ALL the local affiliates have been UHF and VHF has not existed there. If there were smart people on the FCC back then, they would have handed all the VHF to bigger cities such as Syracuse, Rochester, and so forth. With the VHF affiliate in Binghamton and no one investing in UHF antennas, but purchasing huge VHF antennas to receive channel 12 of Binghamton and the Syracuse VHF stations, that station in Binghamton left the other network broadcasts in the dark as underdogs to channel 12. The news reporting on channels 40 and 34, quite frankly my dear, SUCKED.

When channel 12 was both CBS and ABC, we got to see, in the late 1950s when I was at pre-K age, Mickey Mouse Club. It was broadcast on ABC, so channel 12 picked it up.  (Ironic that ABC is now owned by Disney and the “mouse”).  Thus, my favoritism of CBS channel 12, which went to CBS only at the time channel 34 was created (WBJA) as an ABC affiliate (see the story about the history of channel 34: https://tvstations.fandom.com/wiki/WIVT ). 

Thus, with the sabotage of my stories conducted by Fox and the fact that a better news station (CBS 12 of Binghamton) rejects email, I have to protest this situation because good people are not coming together to solve this problem in America. This is not polarization. It is the news and information being taken over by one network when we have four networks. Fox operates in the same way as the communist party or Nazi party control of broadcasting in a dictatorship. 

I repeat. That is NOT polarization so bleeding heart liberals need to stop being so damn diplomatic about it all and calling it polarization.  I despised the Capitol 4th concert this past week (on PBS) because, once again, it tries to be nice and talk about a divided America. It is NOT divided. It is a nation with the stage being set for dictatorial control just like that of Hitler and Goebbels. We need to stop pussyfooting around with all this BS for bleeding heart diplomacy – as if that is going to fix the problem.  Given the evidence in history in other nations, THIS BLEEDING HEART DIPLOMACY WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM OF THIS NATION HEADING TOWARDS A DICTATORSHIP. IT WILL NOT. I have been correct in EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID AND WRITTEN SINCE THE ELECTION OF RONALD REAGAN IN 1980, so TO BE IGNORED NOW IS REALLY ASININE.  To not be able to write to the local CBS affiliate is asinine, too.  You people need to collect the information, not be concerned about how nice Fox or republicunts or repugnicans are treated.  Stop the BS of bleeding hearts.  Stop scoffing at people like me and ignoring what we are saying. 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. People of America consider what German Niemoller said: 

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak outβ€”because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak outβ€” because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak outβ€”because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meβ€”and there was no one left to speak for me.’

This quote was one of many which inspired the creation of the Fairness Doctrine in late 1940s USA.  Cowards are the ones who realize I am correct and use what I write to the detriment of people of good will among the Democrats AND true Republicans (i.e., the Lincoln Project).  It is about time journalism and media reared its head loud and strong against such actions. 

Why does local CBS affiliate channel 12 NOT accept email? What the hell is this in forcing us to do? All to go to ONE monopolized platform called Facebook? Or forcing us to go to social media only?  Forcing us to listen to the lies of Fox and other outlets of hatred?  Listen to the DEMAND SIDE of a capitalist market which SHOULD exist with balance between supply and demand. I speak about such balance and keep in mind this is just as the checks and balances are SUPPOSED to exist in our government between executive, legislative, and judicial, but has been SABOTAGED by people like Trump, Giuliani, McConnell, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Gaetz, and many other sodomites who enjoy rape of women, but not homosexuality. 

For the DEMAND SIDE, I am speaking. Now pay attention to many of us who want checks and balances in government and economics, not a dictatorship of the SUPPLY-SIDERS.

Spectrum: Is there Good ROI?

Capitalism is truly about return on investment, supply AND DEMAND, and balance in economics. It is being sold by the wealthy autocrats as being supply side economics which favors the wealthy monopoly over the demand side. It results in lousy return on investment, or ROI.

I am not able to express my criticism and complaints for the purpose of fixing the problems because of one lousy thing which Spectrum and most American businesses have today: automated answering systems. Speaking to computers rather than human beings.  But we know that computers have more rights than humans do, so silly me.  Silly me for having such high expectations of American business, just because I lived at a time when there WAS good service from American business so I could say we had good ROI from American business, as a consumer on the demand side of the market. Thus, it is difficult to call and easier to write a diatribe to Spectrum News.

Now that I have gotten that off my chest, why am I writing about ROI with respect to Spectrum? Here is the reason.

With Spectrum streaming services, it is the only way to receive local broadcast channels here in this rural area. So we have Spectrum streaming. I would prefer to have an antenna on my house in order to pick up the local channels and I can dumb Spectrum streaming. But try to get services in this area to install it. They are also rotten examples of business in America because they either don’t exist or they don’t want to touch local broadcast channels.  And it is difficult for me to work with the lousy digital broadcasting today with signals weakened by the FCC so we can have lousy mobile phone service instead.  All in the name of PROGRESS?  Is this PROGRESS or just a “trend” created by the fat pigs (in the late 1800s, the newspapers called them “fat cats”). 

With this being said, would one not expect better services from streaming than one would receive with FREE broadcasts from the air? Would one not have an expectation for watching ON DEMAND, rather than LIVE REAL TIME when there are times in the early morning when there is little to choose for programs, as Food Network and many others do nothing but stupid infomercials?  Is this expecting too much to be able to view ON DEMAND of programs from the past hours or future hours? I have tried it. Not available. Shall I explain how much I spend on Spectrum and Spectrum streaming? Without explaining how much, just believe me that the CAPITALIST ROI ROTS.  It is lousy.

On top of this, how many times have I viewed local broadcast channels on Spectrum streaming and found the video and audio synchronization to be way off? Need I tell people how many times this has happened? Typically, I can synch the video and audio by re-loading the pages. Not this morning. Nope.

So who am I going to call? Ghost busters?  My frustration over lousy American business practices today leads me to writing this note to Spectrum News and copying others on what I write. What choice do I have? Fill out a survey as to whether or not the people at Spectrum are doing a good job? Why is there never an option for feedback to the CEO, CFO, executives, or the board which runs Spectrum? Why is there never a feedback on how well the corporation is doing. Only to fill out a feedback about the LABOUR, so as to fire one of them if they are not doing a good job.  As a lifetime member of unions, I find this all a disgusting situation and want to speak out and tell people about it. Spectrum: you (as the stupidity of the SCOTUS Citizens United puts corporations as human individuals) suck.  And Spectrum is not the only “individual” or corporate entity which sucks.  There are some good ones out there, but many of them are not trying to buck this trend for being lousy freaking entities on the side of supply side economics, ignoring the demand side of economics so as to line the pockets of the wealthy CEOs which have salaries and bonuses increased astronomically from the Reagan era, by more than 1000%, while labour has languished and the Middle Class has been ruined.  The Middle Class is the best means of supporting democracy, too, so one can see what is happening with a strategy for supply side economics in order to destroy balance not only in economics, but balance in government democracy. 

My frustrations might emanate from me. But I don’t speak only for myself, but for many Middle Class people from a class of people which is being destroyed.  Too many people, including lawyers who think they are doing a good job for America by taking on big insurance but don’t work for the overall picture and consideration which I address.  It does take a village of those who want supply AND demand, wish to preserve our democracy by means of a Middle Class, and to bring peace AND justice for all to America.  ROI? Who gives a damn about ROI these days, right? ROI is another practical part of capitalism. You wish to hear more about what I think about ROI? I am willing to explain, but not now.

There is lousy ROI with Spectrum and Spectrum streaming. When we had “cable” television regulated by local authorities, we had a better ROI than what we get from Spectrum today.  Since the FCC has regulated this business, like a central Politburo in Putin’s world, the commissioners there have lined their pockets, too, from the big corporate conglomerates of the supply side Reaganomics.  That is called corruption and it is corruption at the highest levels, due to supply side Reaganomics. What if we, once again, had a good ROI and not just in the industry in which Spectrum is involved?

Food Network & a Polarized Shallow Society with Predominance of Competition, Violence, Guns, Rather than Information and Knowledge

Food Network has ruined its morning schedule on Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 8 AM. It’s bad enough they have all the damn infomercials before 8 AM, unlike HGTV which sometimes begins earlier. On Thursday and Friday mornings, Food Network has pre-empted informative programs with competitive s**t of programs, such as Chopped, Worst Cooks. Let the prime time audience see those shows because there are few other choices at that time of the morning. Thanks for continuing with informative programs the early mornings of the other days of the week. How about if Food Network adds to its all-white people programs some informative cooking shows from CLEO and other non-white-people programs? I must say, though, that Molly Yeh with Jewish and Chinese features is great. Delicious Miss Brown (an African-American) on Tuesdays is great. But what about soul foods and other cooking shows? But overall, informative and not competitive “cutthroat” s**t needs to be the word of the day.

Spectrum Streaming buries Create TV deep in the schedule, rather than as part of the local television lineup and the Customer Service validates this with an emphasis on technological handle this to our advantage – a complicated process with “favorites.” This process is not easy to discover and learn. For things like this, with the regular print media and times when we had a stronger local business and news.  Gannett newspaper in this area, a monopoly in the Southern Tier, has eliminated local columnists and local news and reporting.  The newspaper has been condensed by eliminating many things. The elimination includes local arts and music critics, food critics, restaurant critics, or other types of columns.  Instead, it is limited ONLY to political analysis at the national level and little or no local political analysis. And if it is political analysis, the fat pigs purchasing the newspapers often put bias according to one side of the political spectrum or another. 

Gannett, most recently, eliminated the TV matrix which provides local television programming. This is creepy and run by fat pigs who have little or no desire to meet the OVERALL needs of WE THE PEOPLE. In other words, if my interest is part of the non-shallow crowd and more intellectual part of society, we are being told to go to hell by the fat pigs at the top of so many corporations today. Even TV Guide does not contain some of the local programming. For instance, try to find WSKG’s Create TV in the lineup.

This is all designed to favor the lowest common denominator and the nerds of technology. 

Catering to the lowest common denominator is predominant today and it is crap.

According to merriam-webster.com, lowest common denominator (or least common denominator) is defined as such:

“something of small intellectual content designed to appeal to a lowbrow audience”

Examples (from merriam-webster.com):

Cinemas are currently offering a pretty easy program tailored to the lowest common denominator that simply gets the audience only used to event films. β€” Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2022.

Managing to the lowest common denominator, changing compensation, more bureaucracy, and increasing pressure to cross-sell bank products are examples of how big firms are asserting their power over advisors and their businesses. β€” Mindy Diamond, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022

When will we have a “village” to change this s**t whi8ch predominates society today? It needs to end. People need to learn to take responsibility for any actions which polarize and divide our society.

Perhaps if people were to apply the intent of Roe v. Wade (making false claims that it goes against the U.S. Constitution), rather than waste our times by fighting it with corrupt practices of Trump and McConnell and others who claim to be Christians, parents and others would take advantage and teach their children to be responsible for their actions. They could explore with their children all the options with cause and effect. Instead, prohibiting something and enforcing this with children does more to NOT teach their children very well. The same thing happened with the prohibition of alcohol about 100 years ago.

Same thing with sex when the English language has only ONE word for love. With the English language, the word, “love,” is applied to romance, sex, brotherly love,  love without strings attached, and other aspects of love. From the example of Greece, the cradle of democracy, comes, numerous different words representative of different aspects of love.  Those words were used in the Gospels (written in Greek) and all translated to English with ONE WORD only: “love.”

Sorry. I cannot help explaining details and going into so much. When the world was not shallow and catering to non-intellectual values, I had more happiness and did not need to write. I don’t use guns, I use the writing of words. Part of the non-intellectual and appeal to the lowest common denominator presents the teaching of violence and guns, whether in the media or in the home. Won’t the lowest common denominator be happy when the intellectual become the lowest common denominator. When these perverted shallow people predominate, they will have their wish. They are happy if they can spend time fighting Roe v. Wade, the teaching of the truth about racist history, and destroying the teaching of sexual identity. Time ends up being spent on such contentions and polarizations than on what we can all do for the overall human race. In this case, we end up with corruption from people like Trump and McConnell and the statement about “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” also becomes firm with evil people.

Stop the Wealthy Ones of America Who Think only the Little People Pay Taxes – PLUS MORE ISSUES

Dear Editors:

A documentary told us how a small wealthy nation did not have a regressive income tax. Instead, they use a value-added tax (VAT) and property taxes.  I was tarnished because I identified, incorrectly, the name of the nation and where it was located.  The point about of my writing was about how this nation did not HAVE as many “little people” as the USA does, so it prefers a VAT and property taxes.  In other words, this nation is unable to play around with tax deductions and tax credits because it would do them little good. So, this nation uses a VAT instead. Notice that the wealthy in the USA who don’t wish to pay ANY taxes because they have us “little people” in which they can shove taxes down our throats, while getting away with “murder” of not paying taxes at all, as they invest their money elsewhere, probably in this little nation with the VAT.

This needs to stop and a VAT here in the USA, replacing sales taxes AND income taxes, is an answer, because the tax is on anything the producer price index (PPI) addresses, not what the CONSUMER price index (CPI) and income of CONSUMERS (the “little people”) are forced to do, after the union busting of these wealthy people have increased the income gap between wealthy and the rest of us astronomically – more than 1000% increase for those controlling the corporations since the 1970s.  (See article in 23 April 2022 Business section of The [Scranton] Times-Tribune , “A widening wealth gap,” for more information about what I am saying).

as for criticism about having the wrong nation, it loses the impact about the point I am trying to make. Perhaps some might say I deserve it because I promote accuracy, truth, and lack of hatred in what the media puts out.  On the other side, I can say this.  With the destruction of librarian jobs in the media, as I viewed happening over the past 20 years or so, then the problem is not me, the librarian, but the lack of people checking for accuracy. Thus, I view a documentary and attempt to recall the name of the nation, and get immersed in the lack of librarians to check the facts about such a documentary.

For me, too, as a librarian, I find it more difficult to use a reference to video documentaries.  With newspapers and magazines, it is in print. Therefore, had I read this information in a print copy like a newspaper or magazine, I am able to go back and confirm what was printed. With this video documentary, I am not able to do this.  With technological advances, it is more difficult to do so with digital copies of newspapers, too. Google has become a lousy search engine which goes far from what information / library scientists at Syracuse University and Cornell University developed for natural language searching in the 1970s and 1980s.  Google is lousy and most search engines are lousy. Much easier to clip or copy a print copy of a periodical article. Go ahead. Shoot holes in what I say, based on a love of ME, ME, ME – and “it works for ME, ME, ME.” I have given examples with an overview, not just ME, ME, ME.  I have experience with digital searching and how lousy I have seen it become today, so it is not about only ME, ME, ME. But about Katzer and Salton of upstate New York and the development of such systems. 

The wealthy ones of America have embraced this digital shit, destroyed local control of media, destroyed the jobs of those who research accuracy, truth and lack of hatred. We end up with such wealthy folks going against the very things which developed this nation when my maternal 5th great-grandfather (and many other wealthy folks), during the time of the American Revolution, gave money to the Federal government when it had nothing, “…in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence [defense], promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

Meanwhile, the wealthy of America, with the goons of union-busting, the destruction of the once-sensitive leadership of corporations (i.e., George F. Johnson and Thomas J. Watson) have denied living wages to the “little people” of the USA and work to preserve this by supporting social dissonance with wedge issues and purchasing of votes when there are those who are not gay, black, Latino, Jew. Therefore these folks are ME, ME, ME oriented and don’t wish to support human equality and human justice with “liberty for all.”  In other words, these “little people” say, “I’m not gay, black, Latino, Jew, so why should I care?” Wedge issue and wealthy money behind it, in the Republican “Nationalist” group.  (Nationalist = Nazi). 

The next time you read that some part of what I say, having nothing to do with my main point, has an inaccuracy, THINK, THINK, THINK… about the overall point of what I write. Don’t shoot holes when the main point is important to consider.  THINK… about the destruction of librarian and library research jobs. You certainly would not consider removing jobs of number crunchers and lawyers, would you? The Nazis of Germany were given a slap of sarcasm by the song, “Money Makes the World Go Around” – written by a gay man.  The wealthy pigs of America take the song seriously, along with the “Nationalist” Nazis of America. 

These wealthy fat pigs won’t do the elimination of a regressive income tax in which they play games with deductions and credits, for the salvation of SOME groups of people.  They won’t eliminate such taxes, plus sales taxes on the CPI which require profit margins to be cut into by hiring number crunchers and lawyers. It’s okay to eliminate jobs of librarians and educators, but not the number crunchers and stupid law people with their personal injury lawsuits and workman’s’ comp lawsuits.  They don’t want to use a VAT because they believe in the Nazi view about “money making the world go around.”  

The Canadians do not have such abysmal things as frivolous lawsuits and workman’s comp crap with the fakes who push them. They pay one-quarter of the cost of healthcare than Americans pay in this “private” system tailored to the wealthy and the career lawyers and wealthy business people who sit in and control Congress with PACs and lobbyists, including those of the military-industrial complex which Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about this complex being bad.  Lawyers and number crunchers stand strong while the people just complain about government and we “little people” not only pay the taxes, but also pay four times as much as Canadians for healthcare, while Canadians have increased the average longevity of human beings in Canada.  Only a person in France can be the oldest person in the world, at the age of 118. But not in America.  GODDAMN the fat pigs of America who lead us into the future with “little people” and others being “dashed on the stones” and no one to do something about this situation. 

My point about this discussed nation, whether island nation or peninsula, is that when there are no “little folk” around for the wealthy fat pigs to amass huge amounts of money and then invest in offshore accounts (island nations), while doing NOTHING for the people of America.

Andrew Carnegie, a person who provided money from his wealth, for libraries and education, said that the success of a society is not due to individuals, but due to the society. Wealthy man, Bill Gates, said that people would save money by using a library to read books, not to purchase books for their own individual library.  Yet, the “Nationalist” Republicans reduce educators and librarians by way of elimination of local coverage of newspapers and then claiming “no one reads newspapers,” with a hidden agenda to increase the use of digital technology – for the sake of wealthy ME, ME, ME folks who don’t give one damn about WE THE PEOPLE.  These wealthy fat pigs dictate to those companies which support social progression by acknowledging sexual identity (i.e., sexual identity is more than just about gay folks, but teaching young kids, whether male or female, to be more confident about themselves than to submit to a lousy freaking male teacher in upstate New York who had sex with young girls). These wealthy fat pigs don’t like local media reporters who report the unethical and corrupt behavior at the local level. So, they push to eliminate this aspect of the news, claiming, “no one reads newspapers so do it by digital.”  I have numerous examples in Florida in which corrupt and unethical behaviors were once uncovered at the local level.  It took local reporters AND librarians to do it. These freaking lousy wealthy ones have destroyed us in this field, while supporting lawyers and number crunchers, as if they are deity because, as the Nazis said, “money makes the world go around.”  Not true and we have many examples in history in which money DOES NOT make the world go around, but if it did, it was done for the good of WE THE PEOPLE, not the fat goons of union busters and corrupt, immoral, unethical individuals in society.  Scot Andrew Carnegie, Scot 18th-Century theologian/economist/philosopher, Adam Smith, and many others are examples. And any inaccuracies in media could be stopped with references on PRINT copies. But if it is said in a video or on digital technology, who the hell can find such inaccuracies to consider what was said?   Simplicity comes with the PRINT copies.

Trump Reduced the Amount to be Deducted on Income Taxes for Charitable Contributions; Freak Trump

Life is not better due to Trump. The Republicans have a committee in the Senate which is not called Republican Senate Campaign Committee.  Rick the Prick Scott of Florida chairs it. All of this comes down to “nationalists” and has as its model, the Nazis of Germany. 

Trump reduced the deductions for charitable contributions. George W. Bush had said this was a good thing because it allowed the American people to determine the groups to give to for social good and thus reduce what the government needs to spend. Thus, when a group in Florida (and others) began to raise money, due to charitable contributions spurred on by tax deductions, to give to school lunch programs, the idea was to follow the ways of George W. Bush because school lunch programs were funded by the Federal government and “nationalists” like Rick the Prick and DePutin HATED such funding, let alone any funding for Obamacare. So what do these people endorse? Getting rid of the deduction.

So, locally, when asked to contribute while at the cash register of a retail outlet, I made the statement that it would be very pleasant if I could deduct such an amount on my income taxes, but that Trump had reduced that ability to do so and claimed life was so much better, as a result.  Not. 

How did the clerk reply? Did the clerk even consider what I said and take the point about how things could have been better by continuing as Bush put in place? No. Me, me, me, me, me, me. The response was about “well I cannot give anyway.”  I wish she could and we could reduce the 4 times as much as Canadians pay, for healthcare, so she could. But no. This person was involved in healthcare and was only thinking about the instant gratification ONLY for her. She could have cared less about the money CROS Ministries with Publix in Florida helped out Floridians. NOPE. Just about her GODDAMN SELF AND THAT SELF ONLY.  Individualism inspired by the LOVE of the automobile and other things in America which make people STINK TO HIGH HEAVEN in their thinking ONLY ABOUT ME, ME, ME, ME, ME, ME – and instant gratification. Never thinking how we can improve things for ALL of us and she might just benefit. GODDAMN such people.

Really. I wish to GODDAMN such people because they are selfish snotty brats, as exemplified by those with guns in QAnon, MAGA, and other groups. GODDAMN THE NATIONALISTS in America, including Rick the Prick and others. DAMNATION TO THEM ALL. 

Sick of the Lies from Opinions on Commercials – STOP THEM

The media be damned for allowing commercials on television which tell lies.  Harry Wilson is an asshole with his ads on television and I am going to say so. Damn the media on CBS Channel 12 in Binghamton for allowing such ads.

Harry Wilson has the opinion that “Hochul and the new bail law puts criminals back on the street.” That is HIS opinion that he uses to predict, but there is no evidence provided. Just saying so is a LIE.

Hitler said, “tell a lie enough time and it becomes the truth.” Stop the BS in the media, including television.

Wonder why channel 12 no longer accepts email? Damnation to them for doing this.

Americans are getting sick and tired of hearing this BS on television. Oh, that’s right! I can say this and its MY OPINION. But I cannot afford television ads to express this OPINION. And the newspapers and others have censored me from putting it in print. Damnation to those who are able to afford such lies on television and to those who CENSOR me.

Are Print Copies of Newspapers, CDs, and DVDs Antiquated or is this MADE Reality by the Fat Pigs who Control the Supply-side of the Market for their own Greed and Selfishness and embracing ideas of the “love of money.”

Frederick Douglass said, “If any demand of me why I speak, I plead as my apology the fact that abler and more eloquent men have failed to speak.”

Simon & Garfunkel’s 1960s song said, “…silence like a cancer grows.” “…abler and more eloquent” speakers are silent. Many of us choose to not “fail” to speak. We cannot do it alone.

One of the men who was living around the time Mr. Douglass was living was someone from my allied family of Cornells. My branch of the Cornell family chose Cornwell because they had moved to New Amsterdam and tried to make the name fit. We often say, “anglicized.” Is there a word for “dutch-ized?” Ezra Cornell, founder of Western Union and playing a role in establishing the university which carries his surname, was an abolitionist. He found a home in the Republican Party which was in its early days of being formed. Cornell also spoke out. But he had money. I don’t have money. So therefore, I am lacking in any divine rights to speak out? How much money did Mr. Douglass have, in comparison to Ezra Cornell? Hmmmm… Something to ponder.

I became a member of Toastmasters by achieving the level of Competent Toastmaster. In the process, I belonged to a Toastmasters club in Florida which also had engineers, lawyers, accountants, supervisors, and clerical workers at the corporation where I was employed.

In a Toastmasters meeting, we gave awards each meeting. One was for best speaker of the day. Another was for best Table Topics speaker (extemporaneous speech answering a question by the Table Topics leader of the day). Another award each meeting was the one for the best evaluator. There was always a portion of the meeting in which each speech was evaluated by an assigned evaluator and presented at the club meeting. I rarely got awards for my speeches or, especially, extemporaneous speaking. I have dozens of award ribbons for being the best evaluator. All the meeting awards were made by a vote by our peers who were present at the meeting.

Today, I use some of the same evaluation techniques, but not delivering in a speech. My approach is about giving a positive assessment first, but then go into constructive criticism for the purpose of teaching the speaker, and then concluding with and overall assessment.

Today, I feel as if I get chastised for my similar approach for the purposes of teaching and solving problems. It really dismays me that so many people today dig in their heels about what THEY are thinking and dislike a person who might be thinking outside the box and able to distinguish and differentiate. Seems as if too many people do not even consider what Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM said about “THINK.”

Under such circumstances, can anyone blame me when I try to make the point in a similar manner to Bill Clinton’s advisor when he said during the campaign of 1992. I say, “it’s not the politics, stupid, but it’s about human justice.” Or. “It’s not the politics stupid, but it’s about the capitalist economics being controlled by the supply-side and negating any needs of the demand-side.” It’s not “the government which is the problem, stupid (as supply-side advocate Sleepy Ronnie in the Cabinet proclaimed), but it is the destruction of public campaign finance and replacement with PACs and lobbyists, which are the problem. Might appear to be the government, but one has to examine the “root of evil” which is caused by a love of money which precludes all human justice considerations and predominates our government and society too much today.

This love of money has destroyed newspapers and small businesses by moving everything to centrally controlled large corporations which do not care about the local level. The Economist Magazine recently indicated that this loss of newspapers at the local level has meant that people are not as knowledgeable about local politicians and are at odds on so many issues which are at the national level. In other words, these fat pigs of the news media have divided America.

There is more. Not only are Americans being trained by these fat pigs that print newspapers are antiquated, but also that if we don’t have streaming television, then local broadcasts are antiquated and we can do better with individual mobile phones. We also are taught by the fat pigs in the industry that if we don’t have streaming television with hundreds and hundreds of choices of channels, we are stuck with antiquated local broadcasting AND CDs / DVDs.

When we purchase software from Microsoft and get it installed on a computer or laptop, we have this “app” installed. There was a day when we purchased the “app” on a floppy disk (or series o floppy disks). Eventually, we ended up with CDs and DVDs for an “app” because it was larger and the entire “app” could be on one disk. Without the disks, the supply side has used this to their advantage by charging exorbitant prices. They also refuse to be held accountable for the problems of “streaming” and “cloud” services which are used for software “apps”, music, and videos. Today, the consumer pays for hundreds and hundreds of crap they don’t use, but are given access to it. Thus, for Spectrum and many of the streaming services, PLUS the Internet to provide these services, we pay more than $300 per month. Even with the high price of gasoline today, I spend about half of that amount of money each month. I spend about equal to $300 per month (+/-) for food. I pay less than these amounts for an auto loan. I pay more, per month, for a mortgage. I pay less than that, per month, for home insurance or auto insurance (per month; not true in Florida, but is true in upstate NY).

So, I ask this. Why is it so important to make all the noise about a recovery in which unemployment is down and the fat pigs have to pay more for labor (as if it is going to break their bank), and inflation is up. Those fat pigs LOVE a recession because they can layoff people and keep the money to themselves.

With this scenario, to me, it sounds like shit happens with these fat pigs, during a tim of inflation, but during a recession, shit happens for those on the labor side of economics, especially as the big fat pigs have destroyed local business, local newspapers, local broadcasting media (reduced power of the signal, due to cell phones being increased means those of us in rural areas with hills and shit happens to us, too; actually, I have heard from those in an urban area like Palm Beach County who live in high rises and the local broadcast signals are often too terrible to receive).

In addition, the distribution of “apps” has been a better means for the big fat pigs at the centrally controlled big businesses to come up with “streaming” type subscriptions and controlling them so much that I get my privacy ruined by Microsoft focusing on me and putting lousy popups into my work. Perhaps if they are doing this, it might explain the reasons why the “app” no longer works. It’s called sabotage for the purpose of making more money.

You know. the way that a former communist and KGB agent who loves to parade around shirtless on a horse, for photo opps, so as to show off the “macho” image and disgrace those who are not macho, especially gay men. In case one did not get the drift, I am describing the ways of Putin and other dictators. Must be Putin impresses the fat pigs of America.

When will America do something to acknowledge what is happening with the loss of local control and local news replaced by a concentration of national news, with the result being a larger polarization of the American people? Do something about this and stop the concentration on oligarchic (aristocratic fat pigs who dictate with a predominance on love of money. There are plenty of suggestions as to how America can be improved and brought back to the TRUE ideas about what has made America great with the backbone being local business, local politics, and local news sources which can keep those in charge held accountable.

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