A different perspective
We need a registry of Trump voters. They will receive special tests to determine if they are dumb enough to vote. They cannot be trusted with critical thinking or science. It might prove damaging to their concepts of reality and truth. Their ignorance needs to be provided a safe space. We must protect them and their offspring from intelligent life forms as it may prove damaging to their self esteem.

warnings

Dec. 12th, 2016 12:06 pm
I was told by someone near and dear to me I should be careful about what I post because we live in dangerous times. I will not live in fear as I will speak truth to power always. It I should suffer some fate because of this I will have considered my words as but one of many swords raised in defense of freedom. I will not be as they were in Nazi Germany during Hitler's rise to power. Never again is the most telling two words of this struggle. Never again.

freedom

Dec. 12th, 2016 12:04 pm
They say freedom isn't free. But freedom can be lost various ways. It can be given away bit by bit for false promises of safety and security by those in power. It can be taken by despots and demagogues through law and edicts. But it can be list quickly by living in fear and not defending it. We must be vigilant. We must not let our freedoms be taken by those who marshal the ignorant and weak as their minions and use mass hysteria and false patriotism to trample our freedom.

Trump junk

Dec. 12th, 2016 12:03 pm
Putin supported Trump as an act of revenge for the sanctions the United States imposed. Now the sanctions will disappear and money will be made by Trump enterprises and his supporters (the wealthy supporters, not the working class voters).
Cabazon's dinosaurs. Just off I-10 in Cabezon.

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Dec. 8th, 2016 11:20 am
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1984

Dec. 8th, 2016 11:17 am

We are entering an Orwellian world. In 1947 George Orwell wrote of a future time. He called it "1984". There was no history that wasn't subject to revision. Language devolved. Meanings of words changed. Everyone was watched. Lies were used to create hate. Human love was considered weakness. Sex was a criminal act.

I am seeing this work of fiction becoming reality. No, not the reality of TV, but the reality of everyday living. Free thought will eventually be a criminal act. Big Brother Trump will decide who lives or dies. We are going to live with fear.

If Trump tweets you are "wrong" his minions will make sure you are going to suffer. They will kill your pets. They will burn down you house. They will kill your loved ones just to see you suffer. Then as a final act they will serve up your head on a stake in celebration.

Big Brother Trump will smile upon them as they carry out his revenge for you questioning his decision or character.

Double speak has started with the word "bigly". Welcome to "1984" Orwellian world coming your way January 17, 2017.

I strongly suggest you read the book "1984" soon. It will be your survival guide to the next decade.

rebel

Dec. 8th, 2016 11:14 am

This year the Democratic party lost me. I had left the Republican party behind decades ago.

My love of country still exists but respect for our leaders does not exist.

Desparate times create desparate men, men who see nothing left of their future, who see the tyranny around them. I see these times as an opportunity. Time for action. Time for a new militancy. I remember the Black Panthers. I remember the America Indian Movement. The Weather Underground. The Monkey Wrench Gang. Sometimes the people rise up. Anytime you can make those in power understand fear it is good.

I see a time coming. As capitalism kills the planet people will get angry. The next revolution will start with the act of the individual. There will not be any warning. But that one act will provide the spark for the next, and the next, until the fire has started. I may not be around to see this happen. I am getting old. But be assured, the day will come when the rich and powerful will discover fear.

The flame of freedom and justice burns within. It cannot be extinguished. We are entering the years of suffering as the Antichrist takes control. But righteousness and faith and a belief in a better world will drive some to resist and eventually prevail.

Bubbles

Dec. 7th, 2016 01:12 pm
I may live in a bubble but I am not blind. I see both sides of the story. I see vindictive posts and the fake news. All the time I see hypocrisy from both sides. I take what I see and hear, I weigh that facts and throw the bullshit aside. I use my brain and based on what I find I make a decision. When I post something it is something I believe or have experienced.

Privacy

Dec. 7th, 2016 01:08 pm

Data mining is happening all around us. Use a cell phone? Every call is logged and your location is tracked. Got an Android phone? Google is tracking you. Every purchase you make with a check, ATM card or credit card is tracked in real time. Video is everywhere. Licence plate readers are on most police cars. They can read plate numbers at 60 mph or faster. Your emails are tracked. Everything you look at online is tracked. I clean tracking cookies from my computer every other day. On average I find 20 or more each time. Ever wonder why some advertising seems to follow you? You've been profiled. Do you realize that facial recognition software is being used everywhere? Every search you make is part of that profiling. Government does it. Credit agencies do it. Stores do it. Even theives do it. Identity theft allows thieves to become you. Profiling can be used to blackmail you. Profiling can be used to frame you. Profiling and data mining can be used to destroy you.

An example. As I was stopped at an immigration checkpoint they brought out the drug dig to inspect my truck. I asked why. The young officer said it was because my truck was registered in an area known for drugs. After I objected they called off the dog. I spoke to the supervisor who said the young officer had not Saud what he said. He said that was not why. He said it was my appearance that triggered the response ( I had a full beard and long hair at the time). He did admit they had ran my licence plate as i drove up.

Remember. You are being watched. You are being profiled. Know your rights. If you have a dash cam use it.

No sign of intelligent life. That is why Trump skips intelligence briefings. He thinks intelligence is something he might catch, a disease or something. As a former intelligence analyst I can say his lack of intelligence is dangerous.
We could do things so much better. We could install solar on every home. We could use smaller, more efficient instant water heaters instead of heating water all the time even when we are not at home. We could be driving more hybrid and electric vehicles. They even make hybrid big rigs now. We could have home energy audits, plug those drafts, install insulation, and install better furnaces. We could do a lot but people are not educated or informed.

Not right

Nov. 29th, 2016 11:22 am

About the alt right... its best to call them what they are. The Associated Press has said this...

"...Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist."

History

Nov. 29th, 2016 11:20 am
We must remember that internment happened once. It can never happen again. No never. NEVER. If you need some lessons, visit Manzanar or go to the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles for that. The link provides some history.



http://www.janm.org/exhibits/instructions-to-all/

winter

Nov. 28th, 2016 12:06 pm
Its winter today. Cold, wet, windy. All was fine last night till my propane heater decided to quit. I then opted to add more comforters and hunker down. Woke this morning, cold outside, but snug in a warm bed. Payday is a few days away and I'll buy a new unit. I'm almost tempted to pull up stakes and head to the lower desert. I got to do a bit of scouting before that move. Either Ocotillo Wells or Slab City. Both places are remote, siesmically active, and contain a wide variety of societies castoffs. You must remember that I'm not "normal" in many ways. I'm a rebel at heart. I'll do scouting, take some pics, and then decide. New year approaches, so whatever.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Two despicable men. The personification of greed, mysoginy, bigotry. Trump has Pence to protect him. If you impeach Trump you get Pence. Then you have to impeach Pence. Then you get Ryan. The nightmare continues. It just might be best to overthrow the whole system. Or at least secede as a state of group if states and form a new country. It might come to that.

music

Nov. 26th, 2016 12:55 pm
As a kid I played with an old cylinder player. It was the device before records were invented. Then I discovered a massive collection of old recordings. Some were single sided 12 inch disks. Then came vynyl. I remember the first 45 rpm records. Then came the 33-1/3 long playing albums. When I got my first car we only had AM radio. Then came fm converters. Four track tapes were the new thing. I got my first 8 track in my 1957 Bel Air. It was a hit on cruise nights. Later I started driving Volkswagens. I got a cassette player. Later in life I got a new Saturn coupe. It had both a cassette player and a CD player. During my working years I used to buy a CD or two every week. They cost about $15 then. My Saturn Vue has a six CD changer when I bought it. It lasted about 100K miles. My current truck has an in dash CD player. It plays mp3 disks. It also has HD radio. I even dabbled in DVD audio. It was astounding but extensive. DVD audio disks cost $25 or more. Music has always been a passion. I gave away my CD collection to a friend. Now everything I have is digital. Nothing like a 32 GB memory stick full of all of your music.
First their was Occupy. It challenged the capitalist system. It was crushed brutally to send a message that the next time they would substitute real bullets for batons. Now we are seeing a threat to Standing Rock that says to avoid a brutal battle they must disband and move to a "free speech zone". Since when has the government been given power to say the First Amendment only applies in certain areas? The threat is implied that if the water protectors do not comply they may be severely injured or imprisoned for exercising their First Amendment rights. This is so wrong on so many levels. It is one more brick in the wall, the wall of fascism that will enslave us. If you want to see the fury of the beast you take a stand. They will gleefully gas you. They will use weapons of war upon the innocent. If they kill you they will say it was justified. The jackbooted thugs are now in charge. First at Standing Rock. Who's next?

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