November 20, 2017 Everything is volatile. Everything is subject to change. But does it ever seem the changes are good? liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse. “the political situation was becoming more volatile” synonyms: tense, strained, fraught, uneasy, uncomfortable, charged, explosive, inflammatory, turbulent; How much can the most alert person take? Case in point: My own following of the stock market. Even with the data in front of my face, for the most part, I don’t even see it. I have been following certain stocks since the beginning of the year but, now I’m lucky if I have a handle on half of them. Along the way, I swapped a few out for others, but forgot to check their price at that point. Now, as we get near the end of the year, I’m missing the original price on a lot of them, (probably the critical ones). They were probably big losers. The ones I have left are half and half. Big winners, big losers. This is the stock market for people who assume that companies grow at a steady pace. Are they still around? I’ll research that later. So, it’s a draw. In this crazy world, I cannot afford a draw. Can you afford a draw? What is the solution in this world for being alert 24/7 for the things we need to be alert 24/7 for? My belief is the solution is 1 or 2 more yous to keep track of the stuff you can’t keep in mind all the time. What happened here? I don’t know, but maybe I can find the data somewhere in my huge mess of data. Why is it high tech has made things more volatile and less beneficial? Now! How about everything else? How about the account updates I get every week from multiple websites, all in nice small print? Updates to mortgages and insurance and utility bills, with eye-straining confused language? How about all the appointments that come and go and get rescheduled? How about the ones that change their rules, whatever, and then your account gets shut down or you get charged for things you didn’t want? Hey, you got that project done yet? Your boss wants to know. How about all the outside things you must do on doctor’s orders? Don’t forget to brush your teeth. The trash is full again. You gonna make that poor dog cross her legs all day? The days of the corporation have made it much more impersonal and time-consuming; Press ‘1’ if you would like to dance, press ‘2’ to just stand there, there are several callers ahead of you even though we have workers from all over the world. How about the missed communications while you were waiting for an operator? Oh, geesh! Another traffic jam! What happened to work-at-home? Did you get that inspection yet? You may get a fine. Don’t forget the mail, and pick up some more bread. You still have to get the wash done, but the washer is broke. By now, you know you must be superhuman in terms of alertness. But, that’s not enough because, even if you are very alert and cross all the t’s, you will run in to many, many others who make mistakes for which you have to bite the bullet or spend an incredible amount of precious time trying to correct. It’s either one of two things; 1) The biggy big management people and corporate heads are more than ignorant of the ‘little people’ in this matter. or… 2) They do know and that’s part of the plan. Think about it slave. Think about it. You may find some time out there in the interstate parking lot. How is it that companies talk about making life easier and instead, it continually gets more confusing and complex? Two hundred year-old laws are still on the books. We always conjure up the past in order to repeat the worst of it. Think slave. Think. It is possible to get beyond this insanity. All you have to do is make peace with the people next to you. But, you aren’t afraid, Mr. Steel pants. Here you go: When I look a lot at the division on YouTube and the local news continuing to drudge up the worst to keep the corruption game going, it is obvious that may be really hard. But, if you really are modern-if you really want change-why are you carrying signs bought for you by the same-said people and creating division? Still don’t want to get real? Okay, here’s a steal: . Yes, this has been updated because I see people love to read it. My advice is teamwork. Doing everything yourself is certainly no fun. In fact, it can become outright unbearable. It can drive you crazy. I want my readers to succeed. Don’t burn yourself out. What has been termed the Millennial condition out there in the Wide World of Sports is everyone’s condition. The ignorance is incredible at the top, isn’t it? Millennial indeed!
Chaos rules the world. It is not good. Chaos is a benefit to some. Not us. Make a decision in your own mind to find common ground with everyone who is different on most things. Find it with your enemies. Just find it. Let me see. How do we get from chaos to reason? I’m not going to break any IQ scales with this, but I believe we all have to start getting along. How can it not be easy to see this? Also, how can it not be easy, and I mean, real easy, to see that that’s exactly what the powers that be don’t want. If you can’t see, drop a comment below and I’ll help you. Go look at some news casts back in the 80’s, 90’s, early 2000’s. Was there any daily talk about the white supremacists? black supremacists? refugees and border people, even? There was some. I mean, there was SOME. It wasn’t a daily thing like it is now. Then we elected a black guy as president and things went whoosh. Think about it. Think about every left candidate who’s going to stop raising ire in the Mid East. All of them. How many actually do it? None of them. For the younger people, who I would want a better life for, all colors, races, creeds, etc., you can go along with these people who are spinning your wheels. I can tell you now, there’s a scratch in the record and no one is willing to move the needle. This is a cat door. Only you can make it the doors to the Cathedral. There are no ideological hard lines here. There is the truth. What do the courageous do? They seek it no matter what side or to whose benefit. That’s virtue. That’s sacrifice. That is what would not be easy for anyone. Only 2 ways to go. Over and out.
Recent Issues The Texas Shooting & Fires in California In these ever-changing current times, it seems that there are more and more tragic events occurring. Shootings, fires, and hurricanes seem the norm nowadays, and life as we know it has changed drastically in the past few years. We might pray, hope for the best, and strive to achieve peace. But the question remains, what’s the reasoning behind all of this? Why are there so many more tragic events that are occurring now, and what can we do to stop it, or at least decrease these events from happening in the future? We all must ask ourselves, ‘Do we even have enough power as individuals to do something to end these tragic events?’ Beginning with the terrible fires that occurred in California several weeks ago, the reality is that many people who lived in the area had their homes destroyed and their lives changed forever. According to published reports, rampant fires burst through the areas of Sonoma and Napa counties, essentially, California wine country which is located in Northern California. These quick-burning and powerful fires then migrated all the way down to the Southern California area, which included the cities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, and Corona. For a while, it started to seem that these terrible fires would never end. Definitely, a frightful thought. Thankfully, the fires were put out after some time. But, not without damage to numerous acres of land and people’s homes and properties. But the question still remains, ‘What can we do to prevent this from happening again?’ What can we do as citizens to make this world a better and more peaceful place? Sadly, we still don’t know why the fires started in the first place. Some reports proclaim that the fires started due to the harsh wind in the area coupled with the dry climate, while other reports mention that these terrible fires could have been started by an individual, either by accident or on purpose. Either way, the outcome of these fires is very sad, to say the least, and extremely heartbreaking. Dozens of people died, animals perished, and life for many people changed in just an instant. The sadness of this event has affected some of these families for years and years to come. As quoted in New Yorker magazine, the fires “charred nearly a quarter of a million acres of land, destroyed an estimated fifty-seven hundred structures, and killed more than forty people.” Calling this event a tragedy would be an understatement. Next, the recent shooting in Texas was disturbing, brutal, and devastating. A gunman with a history of mental health issues entered a small church on November 5th 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas and killed 25 people with a rifle. The gunman’s name was Devin Kelley. As stated in several news reports, Devin Kelley committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas in recent history. According to CNN, Devin had previously escaped from a mental health facility in 2012. He also had previous domestic violence charges from when he abused his first wife, as well as several sexual assault accusations noted on his record. Additionally, he was accused of having an obsession with guns and mass shootings, posting photos of his beloved guns on social media. He was also known for sending threatening text messages to several people, including his mother-in-law, and even engaged in animal cruelty. All in all, Devin Kelley was not the type of man to mess with, and definitely not a stable or safe individual. As police noted, there were two handguns found in Devin Kelley’s car, and reports claim that Devin Kelley was denied a gun license previously. This heartless man was described by co-workers at one of his previous jobs, where he was working as a security guard, as a quiet, but polite man. And when co-workers that Devin worked with in the past learned of this terrible news, they were absolutely stunned. According to The Washington Post, Devin Kelley “targeted the small church outside San Antonio with a purpose and a mission.” It was reported that he shot at churchgoers who were trying to leave, and then shot at those who were cowering on the floor. He was described as cold, heartless, and psychopathic by many of those close to him. There was no empathy, emotion, or feeling in Devin Kelley’s heart that day. It is still unclear how many shots Devin Kelley fired that day, or how long he was in the church firing away. Many details pertaining to this tragic event are still yet unknown to detectives. And, some say that he must have emptied at least 15 different magazines, and reloaded several times, which would have resulted in hundreds of shots. All in all, this event was incredibly tragic and heartbreaking. With all of these recent events occurring, some individuals might become incredibly disheartened. It’s too easy to become fearful, and even hateful with all these events. The world is changing rapidly, and people are starting to realize that we are in a time of chaos. But, what can we do? Firstly, we must stay diligent, but positive. We must remember to stay empathetic, loving, and kind. And, we must not let these events dictate how we treat one another, or make us hardened to the world. We must show love to the people around us, and stay aware of the evil, hate, and chaos that is occurring in the world today. This country has seen many changes as of late, and none of us know what will happen next.. That is why we must stay positive, but stay smart.
“Virtue Signaling,” Just Another Part Of A Larger Problem. “You’re talking a lot but, you’re not saying anything.” – (Psycho Killer, Talking Heads, 77). “Why don’t they do what they say? Say what you mean. One Thing Leads To Another.” – (One Thing Leads To Another, The Fixx, Reach The Beach, 1983) “Subtle innuendos follow, must be something inside.” – (Adam Ant, Goody Two Shoes, 1982). All songs – http://www.songfacts.com. (Relative then. Relative now.) Virtue is virtuous. The left accuses the right. The right accuses the left. The Boston Globe says a journalist from the Spectator came up with it.¹ The Spectator guy gives himself credit.² Someone else says it was first coined way back in ’04.³Everyone has a stick in their craw over the way the last guy or girl was using it, and whom or what the definition truly fits. I say, ‘who threw mud in the water?’ It’s a nifty term, it’s more descriptive than I would put it. I would call it plainly, “false virtue.” It all lends itself to the blurring of the lines that has taken place in America, over and over again. It has led to the double standards, hypocrisy, one-way streets and narcissism, ‘there’s what’s good for me and then there’s everybody else.’ It has led to the same crime calling for different convictions. The big believable screen is telling us lies or leaving out pertinent information. Politicians and talking heads make insinuations and then talk about them as if they were true. This is the establishment-your government=media=Hollywood=sports=corporate=repeat, repeat, repeat=judicial=purgatory in which all the cops are criminals, and all the sinners saints. This is they. This is them. But, wait-that was yesterday. Today, we talk of the cops’ heroism. Yesterday, we worshiped the First Amendment, today the Veteran, like never before. It depends on what the expediency of the day can contribute to the Big Plan.4 Today, what is bad may be good, depending on how our ‘corporate’ media wishes to view it. It is definitely trial-by-media and the courts are just an extra sideshow. There is something very dangerous taking place, and I would particularly ask the men, the women, the five races, the religions, the conservatives, the liberals, the Millennials and Boomers and X’ers, and Yada, yada, yada. Please take notice; your “shadow” government has created the very divisions they hoped would take place all along. And of course, we now have different applications of morality, ethics, laws and justice. Therefore, a bad person can be redeemed, and a good person made bad. Historical figures can go from heroism and importance to irrelevant, or a pariah. You, who probably know much more than I, are a revisionist, (bad), while I can be a revisionist, (good). We can have a statute of limitations or go back a lifetime. To them, it depends on the day and the narrative they are going for. Payday is coming up and I know you got the memo. The fiat bankers have been angling for control of this country since its birth. The death grip has been tightening starting with the years following the Civil War and the years of the Industrial Revolution. Banks and Robber Barons accumulated unprecedented wealth and power, leading up to the two World Wars. They have been slowly taking control of the government. It’s lucky for all us little specs that, at particular times, not everyone has wanted to play ball. I mean, guys like Louis McFadden. (love that guy). But they are still working on the same thing, the wealth is more concentrated than ever, and they are very close: a World Government-A big center of power by which you will all be controlled. Of course, I’m a crazy conspiracy nut, so, help me with the sane people who are are happily proclaiming it and writing about it in the MSM. Explain them. And, most are the go-along-to-get-along types. Most are helping them, their masters. There are people who are “virtuous,” but there are those that would like to blur the lines; blur the virtue, blur the differences of so many things. But, back to the virtuous virtue signalers. First, let us take the attacks of the Dems, all racially-aligned groups, the media, and our lovely popular movie and sports stars when now-President Trump stated that we must ‘stop the violence at the border.’ Hillary, to her talking heads to CNN, to stars Eva Longoria and every single star of Latin descent and sports stars galore seized upon it to make candidate Trump a ‘racist.’ What Mr. Trump said was actually true; there was a crazy amount of violence at the border. Movies were made about it, Juarez was the murder capital of the world, and gangs became a regular part of the American landscape. How does that make Mr. Trump ‘racist?’ It doesn’t. You would to conceive it in your own mind-and, then, we know something about you, don’t we? We know that you have a one-sided way of deciding in your own mind what is true. That you had to conceive it entirely without evidence. Then you proclaim it over and over. You make yourself a Savior of the Races. Nope. You are taking a selfish stance beneficial to yourself, or those who fund or represent you. Isn’t that what Hillary has done again and again? One had to know she would do it. I was already buh-bye. Amazingly, an unprecedented number of people jumped on board. Let’s talk about them. First-the Latino factor-self-serving-Period. Second-White people be racist-It’s all about the African Americans. Third-anything at all that seems like it could be discriminatory is all about the black people. Fourth-people wanting a better life. Too many numbers here to go that deep. All those “old white men” may have started talking about social justice warriors and virtue signaling. The SJWs tried to turn it on the conservatives. (Still trying). I watched a debate between Jorge Ramos, (Univision) and Jared Taylor, (white supremacist, racist, segregationist, nationalist, (etcetera, etcetera, and etcetera.) I mean, (American Renaissance), and it was quite interesting to say the least. Mr. Taylor seemed to make Mr. Ramos look like a Latin Supremacist, a racist, a segregationist, self-serving and selfish beyond the pale, (pun intended), caring about his own people and not giving a damn about European Americans, their land, or any of their interests as being American. Did I say seemed? He did. That’s because that is what Mr. Ramos is. He is a self-server of La Raza, (“The Race.”) There are way too many examples to cite. But one of critical note is Colin Kaepernick. Oh boy! Is he a good one? And how about all the sexual accusers? Maybe I’ll be able to point out how these lovely virtuous people don’t really care about the country or it’s countrymen, but about their own quest for power, to erase the American identity, and make it either their land, or a no man’s land, believing they have every right.* But, I’ll get to that issue. Let’s go to Colin. Colin Kaepernick was applauded by the media and fellow sports stars, and took a risk, saying he would do what he had to do to draw attention to ‘racial inequality.’ I read a brand new blog trying to shed light on this as a black man, so I’ll give him a shot here: There has been much tuhdoo about Colin Kaepernick and “virtue signaling.” Here is the opinion of one such, and a new guy on the block, so we welcome him: Matt Infald.5 What can I say? Where should I start? Like Mr. Ramos, it appears he sees things in “Univision.”6 I have no qualms with his first few paragraphs. After all, a lot of conservatives repeat what other conservatives say simply because it is negative towards liberals. He says, we don’t know what they really mean until we can equate them to actions. Good. Rather than take issue with his statements against President Trump, I’ll say what he says, what he does, is debatable. The Ohio governor, (Republican), would like him to know there’s another half of the country, but that half just wants him gone. Every time he has stuck his neck out, from top to bottom, the democrats are looking to take his head off. I’d have to review tapes of Obama. I do not believe he was under such relentless, consistent, attack…Establishment darling that he is. Kaepernick! Kaepernick! Well, Matt goes off on Mr. Trump, how he’s a Castro-styled blowhard (?), and self-aggrandizing. All those who voted for him are lobotomized, conspiracy-theorist, victims. I had to think back to Obama’s inauguration where all the white people who voted for him said he was for everybody, while all the black people thought he was just for them, and they laid all their expectations out that way—to which Obama was one huuuge disappointment. He believes Trump does not care about the flag, he doesn’t care about vets, he doesn’t care about the country, and he is the epitome of “virtue signaling.” Really, Matt? Matt cites his criticism of Senator McCain, which is correct. Mr. Trump had no room to talk, there. He called the country Third World, and said it is going to Hell. He’s right, Matt. The evidence is massive. He may not care about the country, but, I have a feeling he does. I believe, even if doesn’t do a professional job, he’s out there doing what is required. He pretty much financed his own campaign. He is foregoing the salary. His agenda seems quite aggressive. Perhaps he didn’t start out caring. Now, I think he does and he has to. I think if you haven’t done much for the country yourself, you’re not in a position to talk about it. He does call soldiers’ parents. He does honor his countrymen at the Cemetery, (Arlington National), and he honors the holidays along with every American. Nah, he’s not the epitome, Matt. Can we move on to Colin? Well, Matt says that Colin was just exercising his ‘First Amendment rights,’ and he thought if we loved America, we should see no problem in burning the flag. Matt says he was just protesting racial inequality. First, Matt, where was that First Amendment, when the alt-right, or whoever was trying to speak. Let’s say White Supremacists, even. Well, I heard several anti fa and Black Lives Matters supporters shout them down saying they had no right to speak. In the wake of Beyoncé’s rude entertainment at the Super Bowl, those White Supremacists, or whoever they were, probably saw all the black people wiping their bottoms with the flag. You know, I didn’t see President Trump doing that, Matt, did you? They probably saw all those green,black and red flags being waved. I didn’t see the White Supremacists waving those flags, Matt. Did you? You want the Confederate Flag down? Take those down. Also, they felt, rightly so, that his protest was misguided; wrong forum, debatable reasons, escalated from a police to a national issue. And, they would be right. First, we know, in the numbers, police kill many more white people-they just don’t have a fellow racebaiter around filming. They believe in justice. Definitely, two or three videos clearly showed police officers going way over the line. What I didn’t see was any indication whatsoever it was because of their race. Sometimes, when we talk race, we have to talk the truth, whether it benefits our side, or not. Next, would be the fact that black folks have done much better in this country than any other country by FAR. Not a little. By FAR. So, the question is: How can this country be so racist?** Every reason ever cited is a problem from within, not on the outside. But! If conservatives don’t like it, they can move to a country that doesn’t allow flag burning. Right, Matt? First, why should they leave a country they love? They aren’t complaining, Matt. Colin is. You are. What we know and you know, (unless you’ve had a lobotomy), is that the protest was disingenuous, and for more than one reason. Tell me, why is the virtuous Colin, who himself stated he was taking the risk, he was sacrificing for his people, now suing the NFL and trying to get his job back?????? What is virtue signaling? Well, to me, it’s when you say or imply how genuinely concerned you are, so much so, that’d you risk a career, as in Colin’s case. But, the country-haters got some blow-back. Too, bad. Now, you want your First Amendment rights? They were never against that, in case you’re still not getting it. They are against it being so untrue, just so untrue. They are against the false altruism. They are against people taking a family sport and turning it into a political grandstand like Beyoncé, like Colin. He’s not a hero. I guess he doesn’t really care about your plight as much as he said, because now he wants his job back. And finally, most of us, and I would agree, that the alleged plight is bogus to begin with. I can’t speak for President Trump but I can say Colin is a much better example of “virtue signaling,” -“Of false virtue.” Next, the sex scandals, another abysmal example of the “alleged” virtuously, brave women. The media, on and on and on, about “brave women.” Really? Good corporate maneuvering because they are either completely ignorant, or in absentia, or both. News flash: Anyone with two cents of power abuses it. Sad, but true. We aren’t talking just about women. This country is littered with its victims. In fact, it is a much bigger, monolithically bigger, problem that would be worth highlighting. But, back to the ladies: Being molested, or assaulted and speaking out years, indeed decades, later about it is not too brave at all. Maybe the first, not any other. You see there has to be risk. The ladies were not only not willing to risk, but now they are seeking reward! Bogus, bogus, bogus. That is virtue signaling. What brave women, who wouldn’t risk their job, and Colin, what a brave person who wouldn’t risk his job. So, there had to be many, many other victims to come. It still doesn’t address the larger issue of the abuse a multitude of people, man and woman, suffer behind company walls. Much, much more damaging, played out daily by the thousands, (a guess). It doesn’t get you elected though, does it? Even if one employee manages to speak up for another, it goes hush-hush. The extent of the problem hasn’t even been touched. “In the twentieth century, it almost a joke in the Western world to use words like ‘good’ and ‘evil.’ They have become old-fashioned concepts, yet they are very real and genuine. These are concepts from a sphere which is above us. And, instead of getting involved in base, petty, shortsighted political calculations and games we must recognize that a concentration of evil and a tremendous force of hatred is spreading throughout the world.” -Solzhenitsyn.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/12/24/virtue-signaling-and-other-inane-platitudes/YrJRcvxYMofMcCfgORUcFO/story.html  https://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/10/i-invented-virtue-signalling-now-its-taking-over-the-world/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtue_signalling  N.W.O.  https://medium.com/@mattinfald/colin-kaepernick-the-flag-fetish-and-conservative-virtue-signaling-49b2caab81a  White Racist/ Brown Racist  “Warning To The West”, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, First Edition, 1976, p.43.< datetime=”2017-11-12T21:11:43+00:00″ (anyone of such virtue may give up their personal land and personal rights may be so inclined. We have yet to see one.) Enlightened people would surely know how the reverse would look. Haiti would be an EXCELLENT example.