The power of the finger

The power of the finger

Yes, you instinctively know the power of what one finger can weild. It can cause emotions to run amok. It can stop an argument, or start one. You see the power of but one finger everywhere around the world. The single digit can express your satisfaction with someone or show unity. A librarian pushes a single digit against his or her lips to indicate you are too loud. The single digit can depress the shutter of a camera that captures a moment of time. A single digit can squeeze the trigger of a gun to save or take a life. But the most powerful expression of what a single digit can weild is to turn off the television or radio. To log off of websites that are engaged in censorship or forcing a differing opinion. Do you allow technology to control you or do you control technology? 

When asked, no one agrees with censorship. It is opposite of freedom. Images of book burnings in WWII Germany are brought to mind when the subject of mass censorship is discussed. If you are free, you have choices but censorship eliminates free expression and choice. So, some might say we don’t have book burnings in modern day America to which I say you are not paying attention. Where do you get your information? Internet, a Google search, a Twitter account, the television via NBC CBS ABC or CNN? 

It has been exposed that all of these sources of information has been comprimised as of late where they have been involved with mass censorship of differing opinions of how Covid-19 should have been handled, any conservative opinions and in the 2020 national elections. 

True investigative journalism is dead only to be replaced with extreme biased and sponsored propaganda. It reminds me of a dysetopian nightmare where the news sources have been replaced with the ministry of truth from George Orwells ‘1984’. 

To take away their power, we must take away their influence in our lives

They loose their power in society when they loose the ability to influence the public, and you. We must publicly laugh and scaugh at them. Shame them, turn your back on them and anyone with those ideals. The ‘power’ button has power in your life, use it. Change the chanel or turn it off. Boycotts work but only if you are dedicated to the the reason why and everyone joins in. 

You heard in history ‘power to the people’, the power resides in your finger as it points the way you will go. Where does your finger point?

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Mousetrap

OK. I admit that occationally, I have a rodent problem. Living where I do, when the weather starts to cool, rodents search for warmer accomodations and food. Once encamped in your house, they live in the walls and behind cabinets. They search out food from trash and cabinets and pantries. Their ever growing teeth allow them to knaw and chew through plastic, wood, drywall and thin metal. I know because it was a mouse that chewed through steel mesh of my dishwashers drain hose. 

So there are several options to erradicate them. I chose 4 seperate methods;

1: a substance called fresh cab which is a mixture of cedar chips soaked in fir needle oil and peppermint oil. Suppsed to emit a smell that disrupts the rodents ability to smell food.

2: electronic noise emiters that plug into the electrical outlet to create a noise that only the rodents can hear to help create an unacceptible environment.

3: poison traps that smells like food but forces them to bleed out internally. A chemical very similar to blood thinners on steroids

4: old fashioned spring traps that when tripped, snap the backs of the mouse so fast that it can’t react. Quick and painless. 

These are the ways to eliminate, from my house, unwanted rodents. Each method  works differantly and I have found to be effective in my case to reduce the effect of rodent infestation. 

But I started to think that we, Americans, are in the same four mousetraps of communism. Think about it, each of those four methods are being utilized on American citizens each day. 

1: disrupt our ability to aquire food. You first noticed it when trying to buy toilet paper at the begining of the so called covid-19 pandemic. Shortages of meat, grocery staples and other items like firearms and ammo. Stores and other small and mid-sized establishments have gone out of business because of government interferance thereby forcing more and more people to be dependant to government for there meager existance. 

2: noises made to drive us from where we are comfortable. ANTIFA and BLM movement create riots that are not being investigated or prosecuted and in many instances, excussed by and fines paid for by people like Kamala Harris (current VP of the USA) and the likes of George Soros, an evil multi-billionaire who is dedicated in destroying the very fabric of the constitutional USA. These ‘noises’, riots and other destructive ‘noises’ are meant to disturb or disrupt our lives.

3: Chemical addatives meant to hurt us from the inside. Flouride added to the water (a poison added to our toothpaste but not meant to be injested yet added to our water supply. BPA added to plastics that store our food that increases estrogen levels in everyone. Increase in instances of ED (erectile disfunction) and cancer, dimentia, additional health problems that have yet to be explained. Health problems that were never expirienced before.

4: Government regulations, laws, edicts meant to break the back of the working man.  The final ‘snap’ of the trap will be the regulation/confiscation of what can be used to defend yourself with… gun confiscation. That will be the final trap with no escape. 

Communism, liberalism or any form of an ‘ism’ has never worked in the history of mankind. Yet proponants of it think it can and will work if just the right people impliment it. But no one wants it, so they must be tricked into it and conditions made to force it upon others so there is no choice but to accept if not embrace it. 

So this is the current mousetrap facing America right now. Your job is to identify it and stop it before the final ‘snap’ of the trap. Do you now identify the differing traps around you? What are you going to do to avoid these traps? 

Chess

My father taught me how to play chess at an early age. I took an interest in it because it was a time for bonding with my dad and it was a game we could play almost anywhere. I used to get frustrated to the point of anger when my dad would win. I did not know yet that the game is easy to learn the basic moves but takes a lifetime to master. After several years of playing, at an age of about 10, I saw that my dad was not giving the game his FULL attention (kind of like a baseball player going up to bat and the pitcher saying to step forward because the batter cant hit far) and I took full advantage of his distraction and was able to win. Those wonderful words “checkmate” caused my dad to stare at the chessboard in utter disbelief. He knew that I had advanced a level that made him pay more attention for future games. Our family had an understanding in that you always played a game at your best so that when someone wins, it was a legitemate win and no one ‘let’ you win, so that day that I won was real. 

Nepoleon Bonapart played chess with many officers in his army because it taught how to plan a battle and avoid traps set by your opponent. The romantic era of chess was around 1700 thru the late 1800’s. Prior to WWII, some stores would employ people to play chess in front of their stores to attract crowds to watch in hopes that some people would shop in the store. One such man, I am told, was Humphrey Bogart. Before his time in Hollywood, he would be paid to play chess in front of a small store so as to attract crowds.

Chess is a game of mental strategy. You have to plan your battle and avoid the traps of your opponent. Because of the unique structure of the game, no game will have the same moves. The chance of two people making the same moves as another two people are astronomical improbableand is statistically impossible. Learning chess expands your mind by forcing you to think ahead, “what will my opponent do if I move here”? is something that you might think as you progress in your experience. That kind of thinking is good in life as well. Critical thinking skills.

Chess can be seen in literature and cinema. Midieval paintings, poems, Star Trek and Ian Flemmings ‘From Russia with Love’ where the villian used chess tactics in espionage. Even in science fantasy movies like ‘X-Men the last stand’ when Magneto says to some of his closer alies ‘You sacrifice your pawns first before you send in your power players’.

I also remember my 1st year college psychology where advertisers use psychology to shape public opinions and public action. I remember an article that I read where alcohol distributors had a skull and crossbones subliminally shadowed in the ice of an adult beverage to indicate danger. Look at the fast food restaurant ‘Wendys’ mascott whos necklace subliminally spells ‘mom’ to indicate the food was like moms. 

So, with Covid-19 going on for over a year now, and with most people getting tired of the new unnatural norm, there are radio and television commercials trying to make you feel guilty if you dont run out and get a covid-19 vaccine. The radio ‘ad’ I listened to this morning was from a supposed church pastor trying to encourage everyone to get vaccinated so we can restart enjoying our God given constitutionally guaranteed rights to go to church. The radio ‘pastor’ claimed it to be unpatriotic not to get the vaccine. 

Now, I am not an ‘anti-vaccer’, but I prefer to wait to see if there are any side effects. This vaccine is a medical miricle and was developed at a record pace, but because the process was ‘rushed’, we just don’t know if there will be any side effects. We also don’t know how long the vaccine will be good for or how it will be effected by the new variants. Also, if John gets the vaccine but Jack doesn’t, John is theoretically protected, right? So why the major push for everyone to get vaccinated? So, I consider myself something betterthan a pawn, so I will wait and take the road less traveled, and see if there are any long lasting side effects before making the decision. And the harder you try to force me to take it, the harder I will fight to keep my freedom to choose. I would rather die of Covid-19 than live under government control. Check-mate

Merchant of Venice 1

Lessons from Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice
As I get older, I have the desire to read some of what I was supposed to in school. One of those required readings in literature class was Shakespeare. Today, I focus on the lessons that I have gleaned from the play entitled ‘The Merchant of Venice”.
In the play, the merchant of the story is a wealthy man named Antonio. He is a businessman who has financed several merchant ships and the bulk of his fortune is in the hull of those ships full of cargo. Antonio is a Christian living in and doing business in Venice where there are two classes of people, Christians and Jews. Society at that time was predominately Christian and the Jews were considered a second class citizen. Many Jews found an acceptable form of business by being what we today would call loan sharks, but in actuality it is just a modern-day banker. Loaning money at an interest, termed usury. Not legal but not illegal practices, but in the shadows of the law and tolerated by the law at that time. One such Jewish businessman was named Shylock, and yes, this play by William Shakespeare is the source of the derogatory term shylock that is used today. Shylock is a wealthy man and well known in Venice, yet still classified and known as a Jew.
Enter Bassanio, a very good friend of Antonio. In his youthful exuberance, Bassanio has squandered his wealth and we see that Antonio is not only a friend to Bassanio, but has more than likely loaned money to his friend. It is Bassanio himself who admits that he owes Antonio much and loves him. I can imagine that Antonio see Bassanio much like a son and loves him as such and that Bassanio has a childlike love for his friend Antonio but one can also surmise that it is Antonio that may feel romantically towards Bassanio. But, now that Bassanio has squandered his money on wine, women and merriment, he has fallen in love with a beautiful maiden named Portia. Technically, she would be considered an orphan as her father is dead and we hear nothing of her mother, so we can only assume that her mother had passed long ago. Her father has left his large estate to his daughter, but with a very strange condition. Her suiter must choose from 3 boxes, one gold, one silver and the other lead. The condition is that she, Portia, can not prevent anyone from attempting to choose the box that would force her to marry the first suiter that picks the correct box, nor can she cheat and tell which box is the correct ‘casket’ to the suiter that she is attracted to. Now Bassanio wants to try his luck at choosing the correct casket thereby winning the right to marry Portia and inheriting the vast wealth that her father left in the estate.
So being is a state of financial flux, Antonio sees that Bassanio has fallen in love, not lust. It must be true love because the additional stipulation to Portia’s father condition is that if you choose the wrong casket, you agree to never marry anyone, such is the price for the attempt to marry Portia. So even though Antonia has invested all of his money on cargo which is in the hull of several ships, he agrees to cosign a loan, or rather borrow the money and give it to Bassanio for the purposes of trying his hand at winning the right to win the honor of marrying Portia. 3000 Ducats is approx. the equivalent of half a million American dollars, for each Ducat was approx. 4 oz of gold coin which was the currency used at that time. And the loan shark that picked up the loan was none other than Shylock. Now Shylock found it interesting that Antonio, a well known and liked businessman in Venice would come asking to borrow money from him, since Antonio has belittled and poorly treated Shylock for his business practices. So, after a little conversation in which Shylock points out that Antonio has spit upon him, verbally abused him and at times kicked him like a stray dog, all he wants is friendship of Antonio, or at least not being belittled in Venice by Antonio. So he will loan him the money interest free with one caveat added as a joke… if he defaults on the loan, Shylock will be due one pound of flesh from Antonio’s body. A bond is written, a kind of legal I.O.U. and sealed at a notary. The loan terms are now legal.
It is after this encounter that Shylock’s daughter secretly leaves him to marry a Christian whom she has fallen in love with. This infuriates Shylock and I believe the culmination of a lifetime of hatred begins to seethe inside of Shylock. Shylock blames Christians for belittling him and his people, forcing them to live as outcasts, using them when needed all the while accusing them of usery and finally it is the Christians, most notably one Christian that stole his daughter away from him and even condemning his daughters soul to hell for converting from Judaism to Christianity. While there are other aspects of the play, ultimately Antonio looses his investments by various means (ships sunk during a storm or lost to piracy etc.) and is unable to pay back the loan. Now, Shylock sees that a clause in his contract placed in jest may be his way to exact revenge on Christians, or more to the point one specific Christian named Antonio. By Venetian law, he can not murder a citizen of Venice but he can force the terms of his contract and extract a pound of flesh from Antonio’s body by choosing to remove the flesh from the breast area closest to the heart. Even after being offered twice his original loan amount, which would be over 1 million dollars in todays US $, he rejects it and demands his ‘pound of flesh’. He has become so blinded by hatred, that he does not see that the trap he thought was set accidentally for Antonio is actually being set for himself which will ultimately destroy him. We see, at the end of the play, a broken man who may actually think death is preferable to life. He has lost his wife, his daughter, his worldly treasures, his house and is literally a man with no place to live. The Jews will probably pity him yet hate him for making the rest of them look even worse, and the Christian Venetians will still treat him as an outsider and someone to avoid personally and in business.
Out of all the players in the play, I gravitated to Shylock as a character to pity. A victim of societal norms and building a very successful banking business despite the challenges of venetian life who became so enraged, that he became blinded. By refusing mercy on Antonio, he had very little mercy shown on him. By rejecting a payment of twice the loan, he forfeited any monies due. By focusing on the letter of the law, he did not see the spirit of the law. By knowingly choosing a part of the body that would almost guarantee death, he became guilty of attempted murder. By focusing on the mistreatment of himself and others of his religious beliefs and not on what he could do to benefit his people and himself, he stained his soul with a dark, indelible ink. By trying to destroy his enemy, he destroyed himself. A successful man in the beginning is discovered to be nothing but a looser in the end. Hatred and blind revenge has exposed the inner character of failure
The first lesson of this multifaceted play to me is, hatred is destructive and blind hatred with a focus on revenge destroys yourself. As I heard once said, if you go to exact revenge, first start by digging two graves, one of them is for yourself.
As a Christian, I am reminded of what is said in Romans chapter 12 verses 17~21
Repay no one evil for evil. Have[e] regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

Your pleas ring hollow

Your words ring hollow

I hear almost everywhere I go how we need civility. There is a need, explained via tv and radio commercials, how we need to come together and stop the divisiveness. Well, just a reality check for you all, after 4 plus years of hatered and vitrial against the peoples choice for president, after 24/7 of lies, false impeacements, fake fisa warrents, phony phone calls and 3rd party hearsay witnesses and months of socialists protesting, rioting and destruction of private property, murder, attack on law enforcement and the sanitation of history, you now want unity and civility?

Look at the history of conflict between Isreal and Palistine. Palistine would agree to a cease fire just long enough to regroup and fortify possitions, then start the war again breaking their own cease fire, killing and fighting to push Isreal back into the sea until they start loosing again, call for or agree to a cease fire just to regroup and fortify their possitions again and start the dance of conflict all over again.

Hillary Clinton once stated thet “civility can start again only when democrats take the house and the senate” which is almost what Adolf Hitler once said “We shall talk of peace only once we have won the war”. And now, once the democrats have won/cheated to win the presidency and arguably the senate, they now argue for civility? Your words ring hollow because there is no sincerity in those words.  

Where is YOUR civility when you act like rabbid animals trying to unconstitutionally impeach former president Trump, who is now a private citizen and when the Supreme Court refuses to officiate the senate trial. Yet you still demand this Washington D.C. circus which is clearly an unconstitutional act suitable for only the worst dysetopian movie. Where is YOUR civility when you label 75+ million Trump voters domestic terrorists? Where is YOUR civility when you continue to allow big tech to censor conservatives? Where is YOUR civility when you prevent any questions into the 2020 election for possible irregularities and fraud? When you continue to hate the opposition and use your illgotten power to silence those you hate, your pleas for civility ring hollow. I say ‘go pound sand’ you heathen.

And this brings up a sore subject to real freedom loving citizens. How much fraud is acceptible in a presidential election? Saying that election fraud is normal but did not effect the outcome is exactly like saying this chocolate ice cream has human excriment in it but not enough to effect the taste. How many scoops do you want? 

Wake up and smell the brimestone

Let this moment radicalize you
AOC is famous for not only being a moron, but for uttering the phrase ‘Let this moment radicalize you’. Well, my grand father used to say even a blind squirrel can find a nut every once in a while. So, even a Marxist moron like AOC can utter some profound saying. The left have been planning to steal the 2020 presidency for 4 years. The media whom I call prestitutes because the sold their integrity to the devil, have been lying and attacking president Trump everyday for 4 years. They have suppressed the truth and manufactured lies everyday just because Donald Trump is not a politician, but a man that not only loves this country, but loves the everyman and woman. Before Covid-19, this country had been enjoying the best economy in over 100 years with unemployment rates the lowest in all categories. Then, China released the Covid-19, or Kung Flu aka Wuhan Flu and that set up a perfect scenario for the Marxist in government to attempt a coup. By exacerbating the truth and mandating business to close for over 9 months, we can see what they wanted to do, they being the liberals and anti Trumpers. To destroy the economy that Donald Trump helped to create thereby setting up a way to blame Trump for the bad economy. They have been able to maintain a false set of emergency powers (was set up for no more than a month, but once enacted, can be maintained indefinitely), and force you to focus on the number of new cases of Covid-19 and not the death rate associated with the disease. And now, November 2020 we see the outright theft of an election from not only Donald Trump, but the American people themselves. The incidences of fraud are innumerable yet not being reported. Not even the former conservative watchdog Fox News is responsible anymore as they jumped ahead and claimed certain states for Biden much too early. Then, when the momentum was decidedly with Donald Trump, the counting stopped and the official ballot counting observers were thrown out, pictures and videos of people with suitcases, ice boxes and cardboard boxes started to populate social media and amazingly enough, where Trump was decidedly ahead, the counting went for Biden. In some instances, 15 thousand ballots, all for Biden (a statistical impossibility) suddenly showed up. In many instances, there are more ballots mailed in that there were registered voters in many key counties. Imagine a county with only a registered population of 10,000 having 15,000 or more ballots cast all for Biden. Again, a statistical impossibility. Look at both Biden and Trump, Biden who has been in political office for 47 years has done nothing but steal money and bribe the Chinese and Ukrainian governments out of millions for himself and his family (a proven fact that even Joe Biden admitted on tape) whereas Trump has given up his salary and personal wealth to make a better life possible for the every American man and woman. A Trump rally would garner 10’s of thousands of people where Biden might have 40. Not 40 thousand but just 40. There was no excitement for Biden. Joe Biden hide in his basement refusing to answer key questions had no plan, only “vote for me because I am not Trump”. He refused to answer basic simple questions on the campaign trail because he knew if the American public knew, they would reject him and vote for Trump. It reminds me for in the New Testament of the Holy Bible where the Jewish people rejected Jesus Christ and instead opted for a murderer Barabbas. I am not comparing Trump to Christ, only comparing the stupidity and blindness of the Jewish people to those of the American voting public of today.
The left leaning people in government, and that includes the R.I.N.O.s and never Trumpers in the republican party are responsible for this loss. And I have a way to punish them all. Stop supporting them. If the republican party expects any money to support republican candidates, they need money, don’t give it to them and don’t vote for them. Mitt Romney and others of his ilk should be shunned and publicly persecuted for their betrayal of the American people. John McCain, if he wasn’t already dead, should likewise be ridiculed and publicly persecuted for betraying the American people. Stop buying over priced coffee from companies owned and operated by left leaning companies. I can enjoy coffee without a Starbucks. You get the picture. When the republican party begs for money to fight for you, send them no money but remind them of the numerous times that they refused to support our president. Force the R.I.N.O’s out of the republican party. Force the ‘never Trumpers’ to publicly apologize for being the political elites that they are and stop giving then money. The republican party snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. It is time for the silent majority to not be so silent. Look at the violence of the last year. The Bible had prophecies about the end times. Well, look at the news and smell the brimstone people. Your freedoms have been under attack for 4 years. Since the lockdowns enacted because of Covid-19, you can’t practice your religion freely. Try going to church and sing praises to God, you’ll be arrested in some areas. Try expressing your thoughts on social media and the ‘tech giants’ will suspend your activity. You can go purchase alcohol from a liquor store, buy pot from a marijuana dispensary and buy your tobacco products, but don’t you dare go to church or have bible study. Try calling a homosexual an unwanted slang word and watch the government punish you with sanctions. Hundreds of people can riot in the streets, throw fire bombs and hit people with weapons…Destroy any symbol of law and order and they get a pass but don’t you dare assemble to support a republican or Constitutional loving politician or you too will be punished. The American people have become blinded to evil, as were the Jewish people of the Bible. While exiting Egypt, they constructed idols to worship and almost rejecting God. The very same God that sent messengers to fulfill His bidding was rejected just days after escaping slavery. The same people that rejected an innocent man (son of God) yet demanded a murderer Barabbas to be released from jail. It is much like the actions of Lot whos family was in the area of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot could not find just 10 followers of God in that area and God destroyed it with fire and brimstone. Noah spent many decades building the ark all the while trying to warn the people of the upcoming flood. No on listened and instead ridiculed Noah for that monstrosity. And it then rained for 40 days and nights flooding the earth and destroying all those that rejected God. Well, the American people have rejected the good that has happened in the last 4 years. A flawed man yes, but sent to clear the corruption in Washington D.C. and create a way for the every man and woman to prosper in the ‘land blessed by God’. Well people, get ready to reap the flood of evil that is on its way. The good will be considered bad and the bad will be considered good. Law and order will be under attack as well as individual freedoms to be replaced with the same Marxist stranglehold that destroyed Venezuela.  If you put your ear to the ground, you can hear the horses galloping toward us bringing the four horseman of the apocalypse. Conquest, war, famine and death. War on ideas like freedom and prosperity in our streets, famine because there is no food (lock down the truckers and there is no food in your grocery stores…just look at what happened to toilet paper at the onset of Covid shut downs), death because people fear going to the hospital or asking police for help and dying in the streets by rioters and anarchists, and finally conquest as our way of life is destroyed by self serving politicians power drunk with powers provided by emergencies caused by the mishandling of Covid-19. If you want examples of this, just look at long term democratic run states and municipalities. The population is fleeing them and moving to more successful states only to bring their poisonous politics with them so they can destroy those states as well. Places like Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Washington state and Oregon are all places where middle class people are fleeing.
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE BRIMESTONE PEOPLE. Get right with God because you may be seeing him sooner than you think.

De Ja Vu

Have you ever had that de ja vu feeling? I am a field service representative and came across an accident. I am suprised I don’t see more accidents because of the amount of time that I spend driving. I saw that some had stopped to help those in a large sedan, but no one was helping a single driver in a small coupe. I got out to try to help the person in the small car. Her door was jammed and I could not open it. The driver was pinned and was in shock. I could not even get her seatbelt undone so she could breath a little better. I was talking to her, I put my hand on her shoulder and was trying to calm her down. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a man in a black suit. I thought he was a spectator, but he had something in his hand. I was trying to see what it was when the lady gasp. I looked at her to see what was happening and then noticed the emergency crew pulling up. In my concentration, I had become deaf to the sirens. As I waved emergency over, I tried to see that man again, but he was gone. As I was driving away, the image of that man kept bugging me. I know I had seen him before. I could not shake that feeling that I had seen him before. But as I drove up to my customer, I lost my train of thought. It was a couple of years later when I got that feeling again. I was driving on the freeway while it was snowing. The road started getting slick and I was getting that feeling in my gut that it was starting to get dangerous. I was coming up to a hill and got a funny feeling to let off the gas and let gravity slow me down before cresting the hill. As I crested the hill, I saw it. A 3 car pile up at the bottom of the hill and the road was to slick to brake too much. I started to slowly pump the brake and calculate where I was going to go to avoid involving myself in the crash. The people were out of their cars and I saw a safe path. I was slow enough to avoid any cars and swerve around them as I saw in my rear view mirror, a car driving too fast. As he hit his brakes, he went into an uncontrolled slide. I needed to get out of there and as I looked at the people trying to run to safety, I saw him. That older man in a black suit, looking down at a box in his hand. As I drove away trying to get away from the impending crash, I could not see him. The man in a black suit was gone and I saw the car bounce off of all three cars. I got of at the next offramp and drove past the carnage on my way back home and had that feeling that I could not shake. He was there. I saw his face, it was him. Not a look a like, it was him. I had a shiver and it wasn’t the cold. Who is that guy. But funny thing, the harder I thought about him, the more I kept loosing my train of thought. Soon, I was on the phone explaining to my boss why I turned around and the accident that I had witnessed.

It was around 5 years later that I was driving in the rain and the conditions and song I was listening to reminded me of when I was around 17 or 18. I had only been driving for a couple of years then and was driving my dads big 3/4 ton Chevy truck. As I came up to a signal, the car in front of me slammed on his brakes. I panicked and did the same. But I went into an uncontrolled skid and I just knew I was going to hit the car in front of me. I don’t remember what happened because it happened so fast, but it seems as if the truck slid sideways into the bike lane and missed the car within just inches. I was in shock… that feeling of coldness you get in the groin when something like that happens. I looked over to the sidewalk and saw a pedestrian. I was so thankful that I had not slid up on the sidewalk and hit that pedestrian when, in a moment of complete clatirity, I saw the man in a black suit holding an umbrella in one hand and a box in the other. I looked over to the guy in the other car and he had a look of shock that I had not slid into him. I looked back to where the man was, and he was gone. He was not anywhere around. I looked but he was not there. 

Do you know when a thought leads you to another? That thought lead me to another memory. I had just arrived at LAX airport from a training trip. I needed to use the restroom and noticed an overweight man in a grey trenchcoat sit on a bench in front of the bathroom. He looked like he had just ran or something because his face was white and he was sweating. A few minutes later as I exited the bathroom, the man in the trenchcoat was slumped forward and a man was walking away. I thought maybe the man walking away may have hit or stolen something to I yelled out to the man. He turned to look at me and it was him. The man in a black suit holding that box in his hand. He made a turn around a corner and I followed him, but when I turned that corner, he was gone. It was a dead end with construction cones and tape partitioning off the area. There were no doors or pathways. The man had simply vanished. I went back to the man on the bench, but by then, airport security was trying to perform CPR on the man. I had a chill run up my spine and then noticed the time and had to hurry to make the airport shuttle to go home. But I could not shake that man who had dissappeared. Who was he? Was it all just a figment of my imagination? Was there something wrong with me? But like the other times, I became distracted and lost focus and soon forgot. 

That is until this afternoon. As I finished my last morning call, I decided to take lunch at a drive thru. I went thru a Taco Bell and ordered my favorite lunch, two crunchy tacos, a combonation burrito and a Baja Blast Mountain Dew. I parked under the shade of a tree and had finished one of the tacos when I got an incredible headache behind my right eye. I closed my eyes and leaned back for a moment. When I opened my eyes, I saw him again, this time, my memories of him came flooding my mind. This time, I got out of my truck and approched him. He wasn’t affraid but looked at me while doing something to that box in his hand. I suddenly felt a calm come over me. He wasn’t scarry or weird looking, but more like a grandfather type figure in a black 3 piece suit. I asked him who he was. He looked right at me and said he was the keeper. I persisted and asked for more information. He said he is the clock keeper. That he was there to see the collection is escorted to the hearing. Now, he was speaking kind of spooky like when he pointed behind me. I saw it. Me slumped over the steering wheel of my car. When I turned back to the man, I was in a court holding room. A door opened up, a man in his mid thirties and a white suit was there and said, “Are you ready?”

Slow death

Slow death

In the movie ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!”, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is quoted as saying “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. There is no way to prove that he said this, but it is written that he thought that. It refers to that one moment in time that you forsee that the one you attacked is now alert and is working to destroy you. You saw it on September 12th, 2001 when all americans started putting flags on their cars and singing song paradies like “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran” sung to the tune of the Beach Boys “Barbara Ann”. Or the scene in ‘Wild Hogs’ when the sheriff of Madrid takes the boys to “slap the bull”. John Travolta snuck up on the bull and slapped the rump of the bull, but when Tim Allen went to ‘slap the bull’ the shefiff deputies said it will be interesting now that the bull is alert.

  But I am waiting for that moment that America, in unison, stands up and says like Popeye “I have had all I can stand, I can’t stand no more” or like in the movie “Network” when the character Howard Beale yells out “I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore”.

  We have all not only seen it, we have lived it. Covid -19 has made its way around the globe and has killed way too many people. But, like Rahm Imanuel said in 2008 “never let a crisis go to waste” there are many in our government that like the temporary power that a “state of emergency” gives them and are looking to find ways to extend that power, some initially floated the idea of a ‘state of emergency’ for 13 months. Many state governors have been seen acting like lords and tyrants by choosing who survives and who fails. In Colorado, Jared Polis (Schutz) allowed the big boxstores to stay open, but not the small or medium sized competition.

  Which poses a bigger threat, hundreds of people gathered in Walmart, or a few people at a smaller competitor?

  When the dust clears and the “true” covid-19 numbers are tabulated, we will see the hypocracy and felonious reporting that happened, and the high number of businesses that was forced under unnessessarily.

  Take Michigan Governor that  deems gardening supplies like garden seeds non-essential and therefore could not be sold during the quarantine. Imagine a hardware store that had to rope off the garden section because the govenor did not want you outside in your backyard planting your own food.

  Or Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam that made ita crime to goto church and threatened to arrest and jail anyone that went to church services even just to listen totheservice on your car radio while in the church parking lot. When we as a nation need God more than ever, there are those that want to prevent worship of God.

  And let us not forget the govenor that prevented drive in theaters from operating simply because he classified them as entertainment. (Colorado Jared Polis Schutz)

  It has been reported that in the state of Colorado alone, more than 400 small and medium sized restaurants will never be able to open because the owners have lost too much money being forced closed by government all “for the benefit of the public”. Think of the family that risked everything to open a small business like a restaurant and the many people that are/were employed by them. And why should minimum wage workers go back to work after being on unemployment when you can actually get more money not to work? Until July 31st, unemployment is calculated as half your weekly salary plus $600 per week. When minimum wage is around $450 a week before taxes, unemployment is preferable to and more financially beneficial to working. But there are some in government that WANT people relying on government and not themselves. Something needed to be done, but it is never beneficial to make a large portion of the populace relying on the government.

  Remember when this pandemic first started, Dr. Fauchi claimed that masks would do you no good, just wash your hands in Purel and wear gloves. Then he made an abrupt change about amonth later and said that gloves will not slow the spread of the virus, but you must wear a mask. This is the same man that said the President was being a zenophobe by closing the US borders to any Chinese national only to then say that the action taken by Trump probably saved thousands.

John Wayne once said “Life is hard. It is harder when you are stupid” But if the “Duke” was alive today, he would have to add a classification for a special kind of stupid. Do you want to rely on yourself and the blessings of God, or do you want to rely on government? Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

  In 1974, 6th grade, I remember Mrs. Ide gave everyone a country report. The day she was giving out the assignments, I was sick. The next day, the only country left was Russia. I did not want Russia and I pitched a fit. But I am thankful now because of what I learned helps me to see socialism and its destructive effects on the populace. This was amidst the ‘cold war’ between America and USSR Russia. Information on Russia was harder to get than say, Italy or Spain. And there was no Google at that time, and I had to visit several libraries, travel agencies, read two different encyclopedias and visit the microfiche dept at CSUN (Calif State University at Northridge). While researching life in USSR Russia, I realized that the government determines all aspects of your life. Who can and cannot buy a car, what jobs you will work, who will and who will not get medical treatment. Religion was a taboo subject and the Politburo controlled every aspect of life in the ‘Union of Soviet Socialsts Republic’. An individuals ability to make choices was limited.

  It is now 2020 in America and the Constitution was quietly put away. Instead of a Politburo, we have an unelected group of doctors that have joined govenors and mayors in controlling the sheeple. A health group called the ‘tri-county health’ has been making rules for the population and business’. When business’ can open, and when they do, what they can do. That makes an unelected group lording over people. I want to know when it became acceptible to suspend my Constitutional rights because you are living in fear?

And let us not forget the television commercials teaching children that they can become ‘super heros’ simply by washing their hands. That’s right, not just heros but SUPER HEROS. So are you just a simple hero if you only use Purel to wash your hands? Talk about setting our children up for failure. Are we supposed to give our children a cape after washing their hands with soap and hot water and call them Super heros just by learning to wash their hands? That is as stupid as saying there are no winners or loosers so everyone gets a participation trophy

  The mask: it is designed to prevent your spitle from being ‘sprayed’ or projected. After being properly fitted, a mask will contain your spitle and help prevent others spitle from being inhaled. But it also restricts your breathing. Many doctors and, yes, virologists agree that those that are health and with no underlying medical conditions should not, I repeat NOT, wear a mask. Not only does it constrict your breathing, it increases your carbon dioxide blood levels. That’s right, those headaches, light headedness and lethargy can be attributed to the mask. It is unhealthy for a healthy person to wear one for extended periods of time. The mask is also a symbol of fear. When people are alone in their cars and still wear a mask, is like a guy going to bed alone yet still putting on a condom; its a waste and shows a lack of common sense. I have witnessed people out for a walk alone and still wearing a mask. Remember when we were told we could only flatten the curve? Everyone continues to listen to the W.H.O. and the CDC even when they are wrong so much.

  Anyone who has been blessed with children or has dealt with young children knows that they are walking talking petri dishes. They put everything in their mouths, they will eat almost anything off the ground, they will have snot bubbles bursting from their noses. They also happen to be one of the least likely to be effected by Covid-19 so why did the government shut down all schools forcing working parents who had not been quarentined yet to stay at home with their children? Parents also know they are the most squirming of the small creatures and can be harder to wrangle than the grunun (a small, slimmy fish that migrates onshore once a year to mate off the Pacific Ocean) Yet many governors mandated that everyone over the age of 3 must wear a mask. And anyone caught without a mask in public is subject to a hefty fine, including a 3 year old. Again, proof that those with temporary power go ‘power hungry’ and refuse to use common sense, yet do everything possible to retain that power.

  Not too long after the start of the quarentine, everyone noticed a shortage of toilet paper. There was no toilet paper to be had at any of our grocery stores. This was a perfect example of a failure in the supply chain. Then meat started to become scarce so people again panicked and stores started to ration the purchase of meat. So if you look at the supply chain, you can see what went wrong. For example, gun stores were labeled essential so people that had not thought of buying a gun before bought guns because they were afraid of what might happen. When the instant background check used to only take 10 to 15 minutes and then in the middle of the quarentine, the background check was up to 7 days. So there were alot of people buying guns and ammo. However, new guns and ammo were not being made so many gun stores have empty shelves and after a discussion with a gun store owner, I found out his shelves may not be restocked for up to 3 months. If the supply chain can be broken in less than 2 months, imagine if government ran it for years. An example of a government ran supply chain is Cuba. (https://www.jenlinliu.com/home/2017/2/13/shopping-in-cubas-not-so-super-markets). Imagine of a choice of an expensive loaf of bread or nothing. Some might say that is a choice, but a true choice in a free society is 20 different brands of bread, or cereal or soup.

Freedom means making your own choices and living with the consequences. I remember a Warner Bros. short cartoon made for a commercial to teach about American freedom. It had the coyote chasing the road runner and the coyote missing the road runner and falling off the capitol building while the narriator says we in America have the freedom of life, liberty and the persuit of happiness, but not the guarantee of happiness. Many in Washington DC speak of equality, but equality of what? The Constitution of the United States of America guarantees equality of opportunity, but there are those in Washington that want equality of outcome. True freedom comes when you can open up a business providing a service or a product and let you fellow citizens determine if they want of need your service or product and NOT some power hungry governor or mayor or leader.

So until the majority of the American populace realize that they are in a pot of boiling water and not a jacuzzi, we will continue to suffer a slow death. That is the reason many want to continue a spirit of divisiveness. We need to come together like we once did on December 8th, 1941 or September 12th, 2001. Until then, as long as we allow anarchy and divisiveness, we will suffer a long and painful death…a spiral into socialism where we will be beholden to government and its elites who think they know better than you how to live your life. 

America HAS become too stupid

Martial law is practically enacted without any politician actually signing a declaration. No foreign army is marching our streets, but a foreign entity has invaded. A small virus, too small to be seen by anything but a special microscope, originating in China and making its way all over the world. Nick-named the ‘kung-flu’, covid-19 or more properly called corona virus 2019 causes flu like symptoms or a severe cold. To those that are healthy, covid  19 is nothing more than a bad cold or mild flu. To those with underlying health condition, compromised immune system, it could be very serious. Chinese officials have been lying to the world and suppressing the real statistics so the rest of the world was unprepared.

Now, the ‘Kung Flu’ has a mortality rate much less than the current strain of the flu, yet look what panic has created in America. In my state, much like many other states, we are in a ‘shelter in place’ order. So, now the government is telling the public who can work, who can’t, where and when you can go. Welcome to a socialism dry run. To further illustrate this, look at the fake shortage of toilet paper. There was always enough toilet paper before, but now, some people have decided to horde certain things including toilet paper causing a psuedo shortage. Now, I had to go to the grocery store as it opened to get tp and I paid $25 for what was only $18 before. Health clubs, bars, restaurants, hair and nail salons and many other small businesses forced to shut down at the whim of the governors to stop a virus that is much less deadly than the common flu. Now, the federal government, us, must pass an emergency ‘stimulus’ package to get money in the hands of those who have been forced out of work. Now, we all become reliant to the government for money, permission to work, and toilet paper. Sounds like Russia during the ‘cold war’ with police check points and law enforcement asking for your travel papers. Oh, did I mention that we now all need to have papers indicating whether we are in an essential job or not. It reminds me of the joke about Russian check points “papers please”.

This is an election year, and how better to take down a president that has withstood four years of constant attempts to eliminate him with lies and false evidence. Now, this instance causes an emergency where people demand government interference and don’t mind being told to stay at home. Reminds me of what Benjamin Franklin said about essential freedoms…

        ”Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

When the economy is in a good condition and unemployment is at this countries lowest in decades, when people that want to work are, when our current president has fulfilled most of his election promises this came at a convienient time.

Rahm Emanual once said “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. Could this national emergency be just the crisis enemies of the president need to try and again make him look like the failure that they themselves are? The president was semi effective at ‘draining the swamp’ In Washington, we have the equivalent of cockroaches scurrying and trying to find shelter while trying to get rid of the enemy. Why else would Nancy Pelosi, after a bipartisan deal was made, fly out in a personal jet to hold up the emergency bill to add tons of ‘pork’. Unnecessary additions to the bill that we, the people, have to pay for like millions of dollars to support New York art galleries.

Again, what we are seeing is a possible future of socialism if those in power decide that, after a short period of time, they don’t want to relinquish that power. Benjamin Franklin knew that once essential freedoms are relinquished, it is very difficult to regain. It will be up to us, we the people, to make our politicians know that this ‘covid 19’ situation is only temporary and that we will not stand for an extended or protracted government control and that we prefer, nay demand our freedoms be returned in full after a very short period. And for Gods sake, get rid of Nancy Pelosi and her ilk. They need to be retired

When you are sick, never trust a fart

When you are sick, never trust a fart

Kind of self explanatory there. When you are sick, what you think is one thing, could be completely erroneous and potentially messy and embarrassing. Anyone with a bad cough from the flu instinctively knows this. If not, you only need to experience this once to never want this to happen again.

Well, I watched the 2020 State of the Union given on the 4th of February of the year of our Lord 2020. And I watched Nancy Palosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, dressed in white sitting in a powerful seat. So powerful, that she is third in line for the President in case of emergency. That position requires a certain level of decency and decorum. It demand a certain level of respect. But just like a feeling that you need to pass gas when ill, Nancy was dressed as one thing, the fart, but actually is ‘the accident’ of a mess.

Can you think of an action more childish than tearing up the speech of the President. It reminds me of a child that plugs their ears and loudly hums ‘lalalalal’ so they cant hear what is being said? Or stomping your feet, falling to the floor and flailing about while screaming when they do not get their own way? That is what Nancy did when, after the President was finished with his speech, she took each page of his speech and tore it in a public way.

Do you remember when John Boehner, the Speaker of the House during Obamas SOTU speech in 2011 in a moment of disgust tore up President Obamas speech? Of course not, because no matter what you think of the President, you do not disgrace the office of Speaker of the House or any position to which you represent the people of the United States of America. At that point, you are not a citizen, but you have been chosen to represent your district. By acting in a childish way, you disrespect ALL those citizens that you represent. I hope San Fransisco, CA was paying attention to the mess that came out in the Halls of Congress when San Fransisco thought they needed to fart, Nancy Palosi came out. Clean up your mess, learn from your mistake and change your shorts.