Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I Have To Write a Document

I have to write something up by the weekend for someone. I said I would so I will but it won't be posted here, it is for a business. I don't have a lot to write about tonight because I have been on the phone all day. Literally, on the phone all day.

I guess the most talked about article of the day was Kathy Griffin's photo shoot of her holding Trump's bloody head as if she had decapitated him. Discussing what she did is like shooting fish in a barrel. To tell you the truth, I think she was just looking to become relevant for a day and saw an easy target; but, it backfired. I don't think she was anymore serious than the celebrities that promised to leave the country if Trump won and she may have been one of them. Yet, here they still live. Because she is so stupid, she is now an easy target. Lets all agree she is an idiot and sort of disgusting and move on to the real things that matter. Avoid all distractions and center on the issues. What happens when we lose half of all our jobs? That is much more important than whether or not Kathy Griffin is a skank or vile.

How many times must I repeat this. This country did not have an economic collapse because of gays, bigots, Muslims, illegal aliens, white males, blacks, jews, xenophobes or the ill informed or even Kathy Griffin. It was American corporations that sent manufacturing overseas and our banking institutions that bankrupted the country. Follow the money, not the unfunny.

We all get frustrated and we all get pissed. I know I do. We can stamp our feet, point out others personal short comings, victimize ourselves for sympathy or focus on the things that really are changing this world and we are not discussing. Chelsea Clinton came out and attacked Griffin for what she did, is this worth dogpiling up on? Going after this is like going after Trump for liking two scoops of ice cream. It is stupid. You say it once and move on.

I have to write this correspondence; but, I will reading the news and back with something more important than Ms. Griffin in a couple of days.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kim Dotcom, Seth Rich and Why It Matters

On July 10, 2016 Seth Rich was shot to death from behind and died. We do not know why he was shot; but, the police said they suspect robbery. This is odd because nothing was stolen, not his very expensive watch nor his wallet or money. It is possible that this was a robbery; but, as of today we do not know the motive. According to reports he was shot in the back twice at 4:19 in the morning while talking to his girlfriend on the phone after having left a bar at 1:30. Okay, the bar was 1.8 miles from his house, where was he for those two hours? We don't know. Why was he calling his girlfriend at four in the morning, we don't know.

Seth Rich worked for the Democratic National Committee and was the Director of Voter Expansion Data. He was a systems person with a high clearance in the DNC. On August 9, 2016 WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for the capture of his killer(s). Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks, stated at the time that :

Julian Assange: Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. As a 27 year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.
Reporter: That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?
Julian Assange: No. There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.

On October 7, 2016 WikiLeaks began publishing what became known as the "Podesta E-mails". Nobody knew what was in the e-mails until WikiLeaks began publishing them. Assange implied Seth Rich was the leaker in August two months before they released anything.

At NO point in time has Assange publicly stated that Seth Rich was the leaker of the e-mails; but, at no point in time has he denied Seth Rich was the leaker. WikiLeaks does not make claims they cannot prove and never has. We do not know why Seth Rich was killed and it may have been a robbery; but, we have a lot of reasons to believe that Seth Rich was the leaker of the Podesta e-mails. Those are two different issues and we should not confuse them.

Now we get to Kim Dotcom. He is the founder of a couple of internet companies that allow people to share information privately. He is worth hundreds of millions. His site allowed people to send mail to one another without being read by the government. I think the post office used to do the same thing, except now letting people converse anonymously is thought a crime, private conversations are thought a crime. The United Sates government wanted to jail Kim Dotcom for letting people talk in private, where the government couldn't read their conversations. Get it?

On May 22, 2017 Kim Dotcom stated that he could prove that Seth Rich was the person who provided the Podesta e-mails to WikiLeaks. A couple of days later he said that he would provide testimony to congress if they would promise that he could go home, New Zealand, afterword's. The place he is now. I present facts, not opinions.

Assume Seth Rich was killed in a botched robbery, assume blaming Hillary is political. Kim Dotcom has said he will tell what he knows on the condition he can go home. Why wouldn't you want to hear what he has to say? Watch the news and see if they ask him to come here and testify or if they don't want to know his answers.

Let the police determine who killed Seth Rich, give them time. Pastor Daniels case has not been answered yet. Ask for evidence, not theories. The question of whether or not Seth Rich was the person responsible for releasing the Podesta emails is a different one. Why is that a question the corporate media and the government do not want discussed?

I have told my readers to be careful what they post and to not post speculation. I have told my readers that I will not post accusations regarding the Pastor Carol Daniels case and to send them to the OSBI. Why would the government not want to hear what Kim Dotcom has to say about WikiLeaks and they got their information? I am pretty sure that an active investigation into how WikiLeaks got the emails from Podesta is going on. Why wouldn't they want to hear him when it costs them nothing, he did not ask for immunity.  They don't want to hear what he has to say. Why not? What are they afraid of him saying? It is not about Seth, it is not about Kim, it is not about the election, it is about the DNC.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Smoking and Restaurants.

So I just got back from a Chinese restaurant for pickup. While waiting for my food to be made I stood outside and had a cigarette. Now I know to be at least 20 feet away from doors and open windows while smoking in California; but, I noticed something funny. The sign on the door said you had to be 20 feet away to smoke; but, the ashtray was right next to the door. Look around next time you go out, you will find businesses tend to keep an ashtray next to the outside door; but, you are not allowed to smoke within 20 feet. Is that entrapment?

How did they come up with 20 feet anyways? Any real industrial hygienist will tell you that cigarette smoke is too dispersed to have any effect past one foot. What science was used to come up with 20 feet? The answer is none.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Been Working on Some Things and News

Sorry for not writing much, as I explained previously I was writing some things as work. For 30 years I was paid to write things. I was paid to write technical things and I was asked to write contracts and reports, lots of them. Negotiating contracts can be fun and challenging, writing them is sort of boring; but, important. Writing reports and position papers is where things get fun. As much as I enjoy writing positions papers and response papers, it is not free form. The issues choose you. This blog is about me choosing the issues.

cns news - Feds Collect Record Income and Payroll Taxes Through March--Still Run $526,855,000,000 Deficit.  The takeaway from the article is that income tax is going up and corporations are paying less in taxes. The second thing you should think about is that if tax revenue is at an all time high, then why do we need to reduce benefits? Where is the money going, not to help people.

Nature - Young human blood makes old mice smarter. This is a scientific journal, this is not a joke and it should scare you. Here is a line from the article, "For decades, researchers have studied the effects of young blood on ageing in mice through a technique called parabiosis, in which an old mouse is sewn together with a younger one so that they share a circulatory system." The idea of using the blood of the young to keep certain special people alive has been around for hundreds of years. Hundreds of years. Do you think the same people who are willing to have your kids go to war to serve their economic interests would find getting blood from young people to keep them alive longer offensive or morally questionable? Do a little investigation into the market for human organs and you will understand that the wealthy would have no problem with buying blood from slaves in North Korea or the poor in India and China.

The Telegraph - Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies within three years, claims surgeon.  When I was young, it was claimed that it was impossible to ever reattach nerves. That has now happened, it happens on a daily basis along with hand replacements, face transplants and growing of ears on mice backs for human transplant. This doctor says he will do a head transplant in the next year. We should keep an eye on this, even if it has a transplanted cornea.

Yahoo - International Business Times - Couples are now divorcing because of Donald Trump, study finds. I don't care what goes wrong, the blame will either be on Trump or Climate change.

CNN - Trump gets 2 scoops of ice cream, everyone else gets 1 -- and other top lines from his Time interview.  We don't get news from the corporate media, we get rumor (anonymous sources), speculation (Trump may have statements) and outright lies. We don't get news or facts, we get propaganda.

reneweconomy - Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one. You might want to read this article if you want to have a clue about what is coming.

MSN - Money - Millionaire to millennials: Want a house? Quit the avocado toast. Does this mean that vegitarians are less likely to own a home because they won't use butter? No, this is the wealthy telling young people that you have it too good.

Till next time, be well.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Let's Talk About the Election

When the election for President began, I stated that I wanted to see Sanders or Trump win and that I would never vote for a Clinton or a Bush. I wrote that on this blog at the time. I also stated that I preferred Sanders. As the election went on I pointed out how the system was rigged against them both and wrote about delegates and super-delegates. I talked about how the Republican party was trying to cheat Trump and I talked about how the Democratic party was attempting to cheat Bernie.

Tonight I watched a movie on Netflix called, "Get Me Roger Stone". It is a documentary about one of Trump's advisors named Roger Stone. It is basically all about how Roger Stone is a very flawed person, he is. It then overemphasizes what he did for Trump. It links Stone closely to Alex Jones who I have also said I will not link to here. The final conclusion of the movie is that Stone is linked to Russia and that WikiLeaks is linked to Russia and that Trump's association links him to Russia. Ta da. What a bunch of garbage.

I laughed at the directors attempt to talk about Stone's "dirty tricks" while ignoring what the other candidates people did and their advertisements and their accusations. This film is propaganda and bad propaganda. It's single greatest flaw is ignoring why Trump and Sanders were so popular. The Democratic establishment will tell you that it was xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic and racists that got Trump elected. The Republican establishment will tell you that it was a rejection of the liberals. Neither answer is true, neither will admit what it really was and is exactly what I predicted years ago on this very blog when the Occupy movement was shut down long before this election even began or anyone knew that Bernie and Trump would run.

This election was a rejection of the establishment and how this country is being run. Simple numbers tell you that. Trump, with 16 opponents Trump won the Republican nomination. Bernie almost won the nomination and split the party. If you take the number of people who voted Bernie in the primaries and add it to the number of people who voted Trump in the primaries it accounted for more votes by double for all the other candidates.25% of all voters in the primaries voted Republican establishment, 25% of all voters in the primaries voted for the Democratic establishment and 50% of all voters went for the anti-establishment Trump or Sanders. This election was a rejection by half of the country of the establishment and the Democrats and the Republican establishment see that.

The media will talk about phony reasons that Trump won; but, they don't talk about what Trump and Sanders have in common an it is that they both reject the establishment. People did not vote for Sanders because they thought he could achieve what he said, he couldn't.. If Jeb had won and Sanders had won the primaries, Jeb might have won the presidency; but, he couldn't win because Republicans don't like the Bushes anymore, they see them as the establishment.

Ask the average person what WikiLeaks is and they don't have a clue. During the Occupy movement I explained that we were seeing a reaction to the economic crash and how only Wall Street was bailed out with your money. I then said that I expected the people on the left and right to show up again but in a new way, they did, they came out for Trump and Sanders. Trump is a consequence of the Republican establishment co-opting and destroying the Tea Party. Sanders is the result of Obama destroying the Occupy movement. I also predicted that if we did not see a Trump or Sanders things would only get bad. Everyone is mad at the establishment, half the population is just still drinking the cool aid and believing the establishment is willing to change. Hillary lost because too many real liberals didn't vote at all, look at Obama's numbers and Hillary's. If it had been Jeb versus Sanders, you would have seen the exact same thing. The people who voted for Trump would probably not voted for Bush even against Hillary.

After Brexit and Trump, the establishment had a meltdown. They actually called for the electoral college to violate their duties, that was called for in mainstream media. They wrote articles about how the constitution's electoral college is evil and later about how the members should break the law and not do their duty. They called for impeaching Trump before he even got into office and it has not stopped. How hysterical has the media gotten? Well, how about this article from CNN - Trump gets 2 scoops of ice cream, everyone else gets 1.  During the election there were too many articles in mainstream media about what food Trump ate that it was ludicrous and they were all negative. How do you write negative articles about what food someone likes? I called it out when one of the biggest papers in the world wrote about how Trump liked his steaks cooked (well done and that means he is a bad person according to the article).

The establishment on the left and the right will do anything to remove Trump and return control of this country over to the establishment, they are not going to give it to Sanders. The problem for the establishment is that most Bernie supporters can see the nonsense behind the Trump attacks as a Russian agent. This is why the Democratic party is split in the middle and at war with itself.

It doesn't matter who is President if Trump is impeached over lies or killed. People on the left and right will know that you didn't impeach  or kill Trump, you showed what happens if you don't do what the establishment wants. The people are not happy with the way things have been going on for the last 30+ years, they are not happy with what happened when the economy crashed and how they paid more in taxes so that the 1% that crashed the economy could stay in business thinking that they might create jobs; but, that didn't happen, there was no trickle down recovery.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Corporations Not Communisim Destroyed the Middle Class

People on the right continually claim that liberals are destroying this country or that we have to be afraid of socialists and communists; but, lets face facts, capitalism destroyed the middle class. It was not communists that sent our manufacturing to China, India and Mexico. It was capitalists. The fact that people cannot see that shows just how effective the corporate media is at propaganda.

Lets be honest, American corporations sold out American workers. It is not communists, libtards, socialists, gays, transgenders, abortionists or antifa that sent our manufacturing overseas or have suppressed wages. The banks crashed the economy, not leftists. It wasn't Muslims or Christians that crashed the economy, it was banks and capitalist icons like Steve Jobs who sent the jobs overseas and fail to pay their corporate taxes to America.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Stephen Colbert did NOT say "Cock Holster" on Television

People are getting sucked into another false story and not verifying it. The corporate media is playing the internet media for fools. Let me explain. Stephen Colbert has been all over the news this week for saying that President Trump was a "cock holster" for Putin. In fact, the FCC has been asked to investigate and a number of people have called for Colbert to be fired. There are a couple of problems with this, most important of which is that it was NOT broadcast as far as I can tell.

YouTube - The Late Show With Stephen Colbert - This Monologue Goes Out To You, Mr. President.

If you go to 11:43 of the video you will find that the words were bleeped out and his mouth was blurred out so that you could not lip read what he said. I have looked for videos with him saying it; but, I haven't found one yet. You cannot get in trouble with the FCC for things that were not broadcast.

New York Post - Bill Maher makes incest joke about Donald and Ivanka

Now we are being told that Bill Maher made an incest joke about President Trump and Ivanka. Watch the video attached to the link above. Two things, one Maher is on HBO, a subscription service that you have to pay to get, not on broadcast television. Short answer, no FCC violation occurred. Second, he never actually said what Ivanka did.

I believe people are intentionally being tricked into filling in the blanks and then reporting it as fact. Bill Maher and Stephen Colbert are trolling the audience and more importantly internet commentators. Don't fall for it and don't say it on your Facebook page or anywhere else. Don't call something true that is not.

Understand that the real attack is on free speech on the internet by the corporate media. Pizzagate was a trick and so is this and neither was an accident.

By the way, Obamacare has NOT been repealed either. The house voted to change aspects of it; but, it has not been passed by the senate nor signed by the President and even if the current law is passed, it still only repeals aspects of it, not all of it.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Where We are Headed and Why.

Looking at the world around us you have to be scratching your head and asking why. While I have been writing about what is going on for years, I watched a video today that summarized a lot of the things I have been talking about.

YouTube - Obsolete — Full Documentary Official (2016). 

The video is only an hour long. I don't agree with their solutions, I find them naive at best; but, they point out many of the trends that I have been writing about for 7 years and actually discuss many of the sources that I have presented and linked to in the past. The situation we are in, as I see it, is that we can actually afford to give everyone a comfortable lifestyle and can even afford big increases in population; but, we cannot find a use for their labor. If half of all the people on earth died tomorrow, we would still have enough people to do all the necessary work. Think about that.

The essence of the biggest issue facing the world today is what do we do when we don't need people's labor? Do we just refuse to feed them? Do we feed them and ask for nothing back? All the talk you hear about global warming or overpopulation is propaganda to allow a few to implement the establishments answer without ever telling you what their solution is. Read that again.

Lets be clear about something. If the world doesn't need workers than it doesn't need owners. I recently wrote that capitalism and communism are both systems based on the concept that your labor has value. That ceases being true when labor has no value.

Tomorrow France will vote for a new President. Le Pen is a conservative that believes people's labor matters. Trump and Farage also believed that people's labor has value. Globalists like Clinton and Bush do not believe that your labor has value because they understand that they won't need your labor in the future. Clinton's response would be to give people some basic, very basic, standard of living. Bush would give people no basics.

I was happy to see Trump win, I would have preferred Sanders; but, the important thing is that the election forces the discussion to be in the open. The things I have been discussing on this blog are not news to the think tanks. What I have been discussing for the past 7 years is what they have been discussing since the 1960s.

The reality is that the vast majority of people will no longer be productive. Better put, the productivity of the vast majority of people will be unnecessary. In fact, we won't need many colleges as we don't need as many educated people. You are seeing that now with the large numbers of college graduates who cannot get jobs because they are not needed. More education will not fix that, free college will not fix that.

The trends in small houses, small apartments, virtual reality and an obsession with being connected via you phone all the time is a consequence of planning for your future. You achievements will be virtual achievements so that you feel some sense of purpose.

What does a shepherd do if he no longer can sell wool? He sells the flesh of the sheep and if people don't want to eat lamb, he stops raising them. The shepherd only sees value in sheep for what they mean for him. Jesus would say that the good shepherd takes care of the sheep and loves them; but, most people become shepherds for the return. Jesus called them hired hands and said they abused the sheep.

 The internet will be used as your work. You will make videos or write or make music or make pretty pictures and the number of viewers you have will determine your value. That has already begun, consider Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In the future anyone will be able to make videos or create websites. The software companies are already preparing programs to allow this to occur. The internet will be virtual employment so that you have a sense of purpose. You are intended to have meaningless debates and arguments over the irrelevant. Why do you think there is so much discussion over gender identity? It is meant to preoccupy your minds.

Now lets discuss the recent protests against free speech by "the left". You can watch as many interviews as you want and you will not find what they are fighting for. Some will say it is anti-Trump; but, the current trend is to say it is anti-fascist, antifa. It is not. It is a distraction. Whether or not Caitlyn Jenner is a man or a women is completely irrelevant. Whether or not Mexicans move here illegally is pretty irrelevant too. There won't be any jobs for them to take away from Americans.

The protest at Berkley can be informative. Milo Yiannopolus is a gay, conservative comedian. He was invited to Berkley by the school's conservative group and "the left" had a riot to stop his speech. The discussion in the media is all about whether or not he should have been allowed to speak; but, that is a false narrative. They did not stop him from being heard, he is all over YouTube and the internet. He could have phoned in the speech. After he was shut down at Berkley, the media attacked him in unison and he quit Breitbart, an online publication. He had also been previously removed from Twitter. There is a pattern here. If they can stop you from speaking online or in public, they can stop your voice from being heard at all, that is why we are seeing a call to censor the internet.

An Open Letter To H.A. Goodman About You and TYT

I have been busy with a few things. Even the Pimpernel gets distracted. I have been helping a relative and doing some work for money. When I get to busy to write good posts, I collect articles and save them. Often by the time I can write again, some of the articles lose my interest. When that happens sometimes I will just list a whole bunch out and let the reader decide what to read.

I planned on writing about the articles today, you know, listing them out and giving a brief comment on each. Instead I am going to talk about what is on my mind. Someone I have recommended to my readers is a guy named H.A. Goodman. I like the guy. I don't agree with him on some things; but, I like his perspective and willingness to challenge people who are of his political perspective. The guy rarely gets angry on video or cusses. I cuss a lot in real life, I mean I cuss all the time; but, obviously I don't on this blog. When I first started writing online I was a lot harsher, not on this blog, before I started this blog and was on different social sites. I cuss a lot and can be very cutting even without cussing. The Pimpernel had a tendency to go for the jugular.

In my business life I was actually a little softer. I let many a person who stabbed me in the back live. The more influence you have, the more I think you should temper your approach. When I started my career, I started at the bottom and was incredibly combative and could get away with it because I was also incredibly prepared and quick. Old and slow now. I always gave a break to those below me in the organization. I believe insecure people fight those with less power and secure people should fight those with more power.

In the scheme of things, H. A. Goodman has less power than TYT. TYT has millions of viewers and H. A. has about 70,000. One of TYT's people chose to attack H. A.  I didn't like that. He called them out for their BS and one of their people attacked his intent, rather than what he said. H. A. does not cuss much; but, he was really upset and fought back. The guy that attacked him, he liked and I am sure he felt betrayed and I understand that. I got cheated on by my wife of 24 years, I understand feeling betrayed and it is not a good feeling.

This is an open letter to H. A. Goodman, shit happens, people make mistakes and say things that are hard to take back. My ex did it to me. I restrained myself during my divorce because I wanted to be the better me and MY CHILDREN WERE WATCHING. I had to ask myself who I wanted to be and look myself through others eyes. I don't link to TYT or Alex Jones for a reason, while both have some people I like, I cannot recommend the people they work for or their organizations. I do not rely on income from this blog and as Cindy Lauper said, "Money Changes Everything". HA, take a second and listen to the song.

I will use an analogy I have used many times. A poor Korean family moves to the United States and they all live in a one bedroom apartment and save every penny, deny themselves everything to start a quick mart and then argue with customers over a penny. When you have nothing it is easy to risk everything, when you have everything it is hard to risk anything. Jesus told us that, one does not need to believe he was our savior to understand that he said it is harder for a rich man to go to heaven than a camel to go through the head of a needle; but, that through God all things were possible.

H. A., I do not think you were wrong about Jordan originally. I think he is feeling challenged and is working through things. You can feel hurt or ask why he came at you. That is a tough thing to do and I had to do it with my ex. Sam Kinston said that women during a break up feel a need to insult our genitalia, mine did not do that to me, she insulted my intelligence. She said I had lost my once formidable intellectual abilities. If you read this blog you will see I have not, read the tags about pension fraud. While I found her words insulting, I cannot say that I ever believed her. It never really hit me where it would hurt the most even though that was her intent. Sometimes people do things just to push your buttons, you get to decide if you will allow them to control you.

Jordan said in his Facebook video that had spent the day being called on the phone and answering e-mails calling him out for what TYT said about the DNC law suit. Look at his video again, he is shaking, he is upset, he is not rational. He knows they were wrong for attacking the Bernie supporters; but, they are his friends. They have treated him well. HA, I'm no shill for TYT and this blog isn't even monetized, never has been and never will. I like you.

I look at someone by how they deal with challenges and how they deal with success; both tell us where they are at on their journey. How I responded to people 20 years ago or even ten years ago, is not how I respond today. Life is about defining who we are and I find the questions as important as the answers. The question is not whether Jordan was an ass; but, who do you want to be. The comment, "well he started it" is the beginning to asking yourself about the value of grace. Today you may not be ready for that; but, that question reappears in everyone's life until they are ready to answer it.

As for Jordan, will you continue to defend TYT when they promote cheating by the DNC? I am on record saying I would NEVER  vote for a Clinton or a Bush. I am on record saying I wanted Bernie to win and if not him then Trump, just to be heard. Clinton did not care about the Midwest and they have abused for too long, they deserve to be heard. Do you wish to call me click bait, yeah, I don't that many readers and they would just laugh at you. This blog is not monetized. Jordan, here is what you didn't do. You did not disagree with HA. You did not defend TYT for attacking the law suit because you can not and that is what is bothering you so you attacked others for attacking them for other reasons. Do you start to see the real issue for you.

Sorry regular readers, I had to write this post because two decent people fought over nonsense and ego. I don't think I have ever done anything like this before and maybe they will never read it; but, it was on my mind all day.

Friday, May 5, 2017

I'm Not That Nice

I do not know who you think I am. I am not that nice. I will attack if needed. Philosophically. I want ideas to be heard even when you think I am insane. I need information to come out to believe we can learn. I believe in freedom of speech.